By Dayo Johnson,
Akure—Ondo State Police Command’s detectives have arrested a middle-aged man identified as Moses Alugo, for killing and burying his friend, who allegedly slept with his wife.
Police source said that some neighbours of the deceased told the man that his wife was usually seen with his friend, suggesting they were having an amorous affair.
The suspect was said to have challenged his friend who reportedly denied the allegation.
The source said the suspect left only to return, warning the deceased of dire consequence if he failed to let go his wife. The source added that an argument ensued, leading to the death of the deceased.
He was later picked up by detectives from Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, for murder after the matter was reported.
However, it was gathered that the suspect, after committing the crime, reportedly buried his friend at Akinpelu Camp, Ode-Aye, before the incident was reported to the Police.
The state Police Command image maker, Femi Joseph, said that before detectives could get to the scene of the crime, the killer had buried the victim.
Joseph, who said the case had been transferred to the state CID for further investigation, described the incident as unfortunate and warned the people against taking laws into their hands.
The suspect, according to the police spokesman, would soon be charged to court after detectives are through with their preliminary investigation.