ABEOKUTA — A middle-aged man identified as Wasiu Yusuf has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his bosom friend, Adeolu Olatoye, to death for having secret relationship with his wife.
Vanguard gathered that the incident which occurred at Oke-Efon area of Abeokuta, Saturday night, was reportedly carried out by the suspect and one accomplice identified as Mukaila, said to be on the run as at the time of this report.
It was further gathered that the suspect lost his temperament when he reportedly caught his 32 -year-old friend with his wife on the day of the incident on his matrimonial bed.
The suspect, according to the findings, laid siege for the victim who reportedly came to his house, and in the ensuing scuffle,the victim erroneously stabbed himself.
But another version of the story had it that, the victim had gone to his friend’s house to drop an invitation card of his mother’s 80th birthday scheduled for Saturday when the friend attacked him with bottles.
Adeolu, a graphic artist, met his death barely two weeks after he held the naming ceremony of his child.
His remains had been deposited at the State Hospital Mortuary at Ijaiye, Abeokuta, as police await the autopsy report.
Contacted, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident and arrest of the suspect, adding that investigation was ongoing.
Speaking, the deceased’s elder brother, Akinyemi Olatoye, said he was shocked over the development, explaining that his late brother had gone there to drop their mother’s birthday invitation card.