A middle-aged man, Wasiu Yusuf, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his friend, Adeolu Olatoye, to death on suspicion that the deceased was having an affair with his wife.
Vanguard gathered that the crime which occurred at Oke-Efon area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday night, was reportedly perpetrated by the suspect and another accomplice identified as Mukaila, who is said to be on the run.
It was further gathered that the suspect lost his temper when he reportedly caught his 32 -year-old friend with his wife on the day in a compromising situation.
The suspect, according to the findings, laid siege for the victim who reportedly came to his house, and in the ensuing scuffle, the victim accidentally stabbed himself.
Another version of the story, however, is 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 accused person attacked him with bottles.
Adeolu, a graphic artist, died barely two weeks after child was christened.
His remains have been deposited at the State Hospital Mortuary at Ijaiye, Abeokuta, as police await the autopsy report.
The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations, Muyiwa Adejobi, when contacted, confirmed the incident and arrest of the suspect, adding that investigation was ongoing.
The older brother to the deceased, 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.