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Man kills neighbour in Ogun over stolen phone

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The Ogun State Police Command says one Ejike Okata from Onueke in the Eza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has been arrested for killing his neighbor. According to the Police Public Relations Officer Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ejike was arrested 48 hours after he allegedly killed his 50-year-old neighbour, Adeyiba Oladipo, in the Ayegbami area of Ijebu-Ode over a dispute.

Oyeyemi said the suspect, Ejike Okata, was arrested on Sunday at the Mobalufon junction motor park, while making attempts to run to his village in Ebonyi State. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect reportedly dealt machete blows on Oladipo during a minor argument on Friday, which led to her death.

The Police PRO said the incident was reported by the deceased brother. He said: “Upon the report, the DPO, Obalende Division, CSP Omonijo Sunday, mobilised his detectives to the scene, where the corpse of the victim was recovered and taken to the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“A serious manhunt was launched for the fleeing suspect. The efforts of the detectives yielded a positive result on Sunday, March 1, 2020, when the suspect was about to board an Ebonyi State bound vehicle, but he was apprehended by policemen, who had already laid an ambush for him due to intelligence information that they already had about him.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who hails from Onueke in the Eza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, confessed to dealing machete blows on the deceased, because she accused him of stealing a phone, which infuriated him. He confessed further that he cut off the woman’s two hands because she wanted to struggle with him and collect the machete.”

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