A quinquagenarian , Gbenga Oposanwo, has died after 54-year – old Segun Mopoderun allegedly poured hot water on him during an argument in the Ogba – Aguda area of Agege , Lagos State.
Reports gathered that after the attack , the 58- year – old Oposanwo was rushed to hospital for treatment where he later died and his corpse was deposited in the mortuary .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Bala Elkana , said in a statement on Sunday that homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department had arrested Mopoderun , adding that he would be charged .
Elkana stated , “ On Saturday , November 16, 2019 , around 6 . 30 p. m . , one Segun Mopoderun, 54, of No . 3 Iyanu Oluwopo Street , off County Road , Ogba- Aguda, Agege , Lagos State, allegedly poured hot water on one Gbenga Oposanwo, 58 , of the same address , during an altercation between them .
“ The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment , where he later died .
The corpse has been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary for autopsy .
The suspect has been arrested by homicide detectives from the SCIID , Panti , Yaba . An investigation is ongoing; the suspect will be charged . ”
In another development , a yet -to – be – identified painter was crushed to death by a driver , Meshach Baba , under the Masha overhead bridge in the Surulere area of the state .
It was learnt that Meshach was driving a Toyota Camry with number plate Lagos BDG 24 FL on top speed when he suddenly veered off into another lane , crashing into a motorcyclist and his passenger in the process .
Meshach also rammed two other vehicles coming from the Shitta area of Surulere .
According to Elkana , the yet -to – be – identified passenger , who might be a painter , died on the spot, but the motorcyclist survived the crash.
The PPRO, who confirmed the accident in a statement , said the driver had been arrested and would be charged , while the remains of the painter had been deposited in a mortuary .
Elkana stated , “ On Wednesday , November 13, 2019 , around 12. 30pm , a case of a fatal motor accident involving three Toyota cars and a motorcycle at the Masha overhead bridge was reported at the Surulere Police Station .
A driver of a black Toyota Camry with number plate Lagos BDG 24 FL, Meshach Baba , of No. 10 Odogbolu Street, off Ademola Aguda , Lagos State , was driving from the National Stadium on top speed towards the Masha area , when he swerved into another lane and hit a Bajaj motorcycle with a rider and his passenger , and also hit two vehicles that were equally coming from Shitta towards the National Stadium .
“ The passenger on the motorcycle died on the spot.
The name and address of the passenger are not known yet , but indication showed that he might be a painter, because his clothes were stained with different colours of paint .
“ The corpse has been deposited in the Randle General Hospital mortuary in Surulere .
The damaged vehicles were removed from the road for VIO inspection, while the driver , who caused the accident , has been arrested. An investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged . ”
Meanwhile , two suspected traffic robbers , Sylvester Uzo and Azeez Ibrahim , have been arrested for allegedly stealing a phone belonging to one Femi Omojolowo on the Community Road in the Bariga area of the state .
Elkana said operatives from the Bariga Police Division , who acted on a tip – off , arrested the suspects , who had confessed to the crime .
He added that the suspects would be charged .
The PPRO said , “ On Sunday , November 10, 2019 , around 11. 30pm , acting on a tip – off , operatives of the Bariga Police Station arrested one Sylvester Uzor , 23 , of No . 128 Moradeyo Street, Agboju , Lagos State, and his accomplice , Azeez Ibrahim , 23, of No. 16 Jane Onifade Street, Iyana- Ipaja , with a black iPhone 7 plus.
“ They were arrested on the Community Road in Bariga .
The suspects snatched the phone from one Femi Omojolowo , 28, of No . 42 Owokonikan Street, Surulere , Lagos State, around 8 . 30 p. m .
The suspects have confessed to the crime and have been charged . ”
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