By Daud Olatunji
Abeokuta—A 25- year- old man, Ajibade Olumuyiwa has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his wife’s suspected secret lover, Olakiitan Balogun.
Olumuyiwa allegedly killed Balogun, who he accused of having an amorous relationship with his wife.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the suspect was arrested at about 1:45a.m. on Sunday following a distress call received by the DPO Ajuwon division from residents of Doland Estate.
Oyeyemi said the distress call was received of a man that has murdered his wife’s concubine inside his house.
According to Oyeyemi, ”on the receipt of the distress call, the DPO CSP Afolabi Kazeem led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he explained that 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 infuriated him and he started beating the man and hit his head against the wall leading to the death of the victim.”
The woman’s account
Continuing, Oyeyemi said: “On her own part, the woman at the centre of the crisis Titilayo Olayiwola denied having any amorous relationship with the deceased.
“She explained that the suspect has abandoned her in the house for the past eight months with an instruction to the gateman to be monitoring her and give him information if he sees her with any man.
“She stated further that the deceased was a cobbler leaving around the area and on that day, the deceased’s girlfriend came to visit him and since he is not living alone, he decided to bring the girl to a room in the house due to his closeness to the family.
“But as soon as the gateman saw him, he alerted the husband who rushed to the house and descended heavily on the deceased without listening to any explanation from her and the girlfriend to the victim.
“The corpse has been deposited at the general hospital’s mortuary for post mortem examination.
“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 for discreet investigation and prosecution of the case.
“The Commissioner of Police also warned that the command will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody taking laws in to his or her own hands for whatever reason.”