Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 35-year – old man , Habeeb Kasali, for allegedly killing his wife ’ s suspected lover, Bamidele Johnson .
Kasali was reported to have used a pair of scissors to stab Johnson several times in his chest , eye and neck , which led to his death .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi , disclosed this in a statement on Sunday .
Oyeyemi said the suspect killed the deceased based on suspicion that he was having an affair with his wife .
According to the PPRO, the suspect was arrested following a complaint by a relation of the deceased at the Igbesa Police Divisional Headquarters.
Oyeyemi stated , “The complainant informed the police that a fight ensued between the suspect and the deceased at the Totowu area , when the suspect confronted the deceased with the accusation of having an affair with his wife despite several warnings from him .
“ In the process , the suspect used a pair of scissors to stab the deceased several times in his chest , eye and neck as a result of which the deceased lost consciousness.
“ He was immediately rushed to the Crest Hospital on Isuti Road , Egan, Lagos State, where he was confirmed to have been brought in dead by a doctor .
“ Having realised that the victim had died , the suspect took to his heels , but the DPO , Igbesa Divisional Headquarters, SP Abayomi Adeniji , quickly dispatched his detectives to go after him and he was eventually arrested from where he ran to .
“ The corpse of the deceased has been recovered and deposited in the Ota General Hospital mortuary for autopsy . ”
Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police , Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution .
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