Laide Raheem, Abeokuta and Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
Police in Ogun State have arrested one Ajibade Olumuyiwa, for allegedly killing his wife’s lover.
The 25-year-old suspect was nabbed on March 17, for pummelling one Olakiitan Balogun, who he alleged of having extra marital affairs with his wife.
In a statement, yesterday, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ajibade was arrested at about 1:45a.m on March 17, following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ajuwon Division, from residents of Doland Estate, Akute area, in Ifo Local Government Area, that a man had murdered his wife’s lover right inside his house.
On receipt of the distress call, the DPO, Afolabi Kazeem, led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, Ajibade said he came to his house at about 12:30 midnight on the fateful day and met the deceased right inside the house with his wife.
This discovery, according to the suspect, infuriated him, and he started beating the man and hit his head against the wall, which led to the death of the alleged lover.
But, Ajibade’s wife, Titilayo Olayiwola, denied having any amorous relationship with the deceased. She claimed that the suspect had abandoned her in the house since eight months ago and instructed the gateman in the house to be monitoring her movements.
She said the deceased only brought his girlfriend to one of the rooms in their home.
Titilayo said as soon as the gateman saw him (the deceased) he alerted her husband who rushed into the house and descended heavily on the deceased without listening to any explanation from her and the girlfriend of the victim.
Olakiitan’s corpse has been deposited at the morgue of a private hospital in Akute for post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation and prosecution of the case.
In a related development, another man, Joshua Akanbi, 52, has been sent to 15 years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter committed during a land dispute between Ayede Ekiti and Itaji Ekiti in 2017.
The convict was arraigned alongside Abiodun Ogundamisi, 40, and Segun Ogundamisi, 22, on two-count charge of conspiracy and murder preferred against them.