One Adebisi Akinrinmola, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command, for allegedly killing a man identified as Ademola Asimiyu over a woman both reportedly had interest in.
Metro learnt that the incident happened at about 3:00p.m. at Ajebo Village in Ijebu-Igbo area, on Sunday.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect shot Asimiyu who had accused him of snatching the woman from him.
Akinrinmola claimed that the deceased had been threatening him over the woman he was dating,
According to the Nigerian Tribune, he told the police that the deceased warned him to leave the woman, saying that trouble started when the deceased met him and the unidentified woman while returning from farm.
According to the PPRO, “the suspect claimed that it was the deceased that brought out a machete and made an attempt to strike him with it, prompting him to bring out a dane gun with which he shot him to death.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said further that a distress call was made to the police station at Ijebu Igbo, after the incident, and that the Divisional Police Officer, Agene James, led detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested and a dane gun recovered.
He said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.
He said that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation.