A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his friend to death in Lagos.
Jimoh, aka Oyeolorun, had reportedly cut off Oloyede’s ears and stabbed him in the neck and eyes during a fight on Adedoja Street, Mushin area of the state, killing the victim on the spot after losing much blood.
After the bloody fight, Jimoh himself who was also injured, was taken to a clinic for medical attention and was later arrested by policemen from the Alakara division.
A resident in the area said they were surprised that the two men could engage in such a bloody fight that would lead to death as they had been close friends for a long time.
“Oyeolorun (Jimoh) and Ora (Oloyede), have been friends for a long time now. They were both living on this street before Oyeolorun relocated to Sango, Ogun State, where he is staying with his family.
But about three years ago, Oyeolorun allegedly had sexual relations with Ora’s wife and he was very angry about it. From that time, he started looking for a way to get back at him for betraying him.
To get even, he slept with Oyeolorun’s first wife, but Oyeolorun had already divorced the woman. Ora was still angry and seeking opportunity for a revenge.”
Another member of the community, Adewale Baloye, said people did not intervene because the duo were notorious for such fights.
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“It was around 2pm that I got a call that the men were fighting. When I got there, I saw a mammoth crowd on the street. I saw Ora (Oloyede) on the ground, in a pool of blood. His ears had been cut off and his eyes were gone.
I quickly called a community leader and I was informed that the police were on their way. People took Ora in a tricycle to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, but the doctors turned them back at the gate, saying it was too late. They just brought back his corpse to the area and from there he was taken to a mortuary.
The police then went to our local clinic, where Oyeolorun (Jimoh) was receiving treatment and arrested him.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing.
“The scene of the incident has been visited and the suspect arrested. The corpse was deposited at the Mainland Hospital morgue, Yaba. Investigations are ongoing.”