The Ogun State Police command says its operatives have arrested 35-year-old Habeeb Kasali, for allegedly killing his wife’s suspected lover, Bamidele Johnson.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest followed information received by the police at Igbesa divisional headquarters from a relation of the deceased. According to Oyeyemi, Kasali confronted the deceased after suspecting him of having affairs with his wife. The confrontation escalated into a fight, and the suspect stabbed the deceased several times in his chest, eye and neck with a pair of scissors.
The Ogun State Police PRO’s statement said: “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.”