Man kills friend over alleged affair with wife

The police in Ogun have arrested a 30-year-

old panel beater, Wasiu Yusuf, for allegedly

stabbing his friend, Adeolu Olatoye, to death

in Abeokuta.

Another suspect in the alleged killing of the

32-year-old graphic artist, Mukaila Popoola,

is currently on the run.

The suspect's wife, 26-year-old Busayo, is also

in detention at the Adatan Police Station.

The victim, the suspect and his alleged

accomplice lived in the same premises before

the incident.

Our correspondent gathered that Adeolu was

allegedly killed by Yusuf and his accomplice in

their residence in the Oke-Efon area of

Abeokuta for allegedly having an affair with

his wife.

Olatoye was said to have met his death barely

two weeks after he named his new born child.

The victim was also said to be making

preparations for his mother's 80th birthday.

Police sources disclosed that during

interrogation, the suspect allegedly confessed

to attacking the deceased when he visited his

wife in their matrimonial home.

The suspect was said to have further claimed

that the victim mistakenly stabbed himself

during a scuffle between them while

attempting to escape from his room.

But an eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity,

claimed that Olatoye had gone to his friend's

room on the middle floor of the two-storey

building to give him an invitation card for his

mother's 80th birthday scheduled to hold on

Saturday when the suspect allegedly attacked

him with broken bottles.

The deceased's elder brother, Akinyemi

Olatoye, also insisted that his late brother had

gone to his alleged attacker's home to drop a

copy of the invitation card for their mother's


Akinyemi said his deceased brother and the

suspect were bossom friends.

Confirming the incident, the acting State

Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola

Oyeyemi, said the police were investigating

the incident.

He said, "Information at our disposal is that

the suspect met the deceased on his wife

inside their room."


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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