Okpoko allegedly shot Opagun, after he and another colleague, identified as Lanre Aromasodu, had asked him to show them the documents for the landed property.
News reports have revealed that a man has been arrested for allegedly shooting an estate agent in the leg over his ex wife's property.
Ifeanyi Okpoko, has reportedly been arrested by the Lagos State police for allegedly shooting an estate agent, Kazeem Opagun, who was reportedly working on his ex-wife’s property located in the Ajao Estate area of Lagos State.
Punch reports that Okpoko allegedly shot Opagun, after he and another colleague, identified as Lanre Aromasodu, had asked Okpoko to show them the documents for the landed property after he met them up at the site.
Further investigations into the matter revealed that Okpoko and his ex wife had been having issues over the parcel of land, following their divorce, with threats exchanged between both parties.
Opagun and his colleague were reported to have gone to the site last Tuesday, January 5, escorted by two plain clothe policemen attached to the Zone 2 Command of Onikan, due to the threats that had been exchanged over the land.
Opagun has reportedly been hospitalised for 3 days following the unfortunate incident.
PUNCH Metro reports revealed that Okpoko had driven to the scene while the were on the property, demanding to know why they where on the site.
When asked to produce the the documents of ownership of the land, Okpoko had reportedly, gone back to his car to grab his gun before shooting at both agents, hitting Opagun in the leg.
The policemen reportedly arrested Okpoko on the spot, taking him to the Ajao Estate Police Division, before transferring him to Zone 2.
During an interview with PUNCH Metro Correspondents, Aromasodu said:
“We went to the site at about 12pm. We were contracted by Mr. Ifeanyi’s ex-wife. He met us on the site and was enraged. We asked him to produce the documents if he was the owner. Instead, he brought out a rifle.
“I was his target. I was the one who told him to produce his documents. The policemen with us also showed him their identity cards. He said we did not have the authority to work on his ex-wife’s property; he shot my partner in the leg.”
A witness who declined giving his name, revealed that Okpoko had turned up at the Ajao Estate Police Division to reports the agents whom he assumed to be trespassers, before the policemen from Zone 2 reportedly arrested him.
“The suspect thought somebody was trespassing on a property that belonged to his wife. He brought out a gun instead of land documents and shot the estate agent in the legs.
“Mr. Okpoko ran inside his car and headed for the police station, where the police from Zone 2, who witnessed the shooting, arrested him.
“A threat to life had already been reported to Zone 2. That was why the policemen came with the estate agents.”
The reports reveal that the police are yet to retrieve the gun allegedly used by Okpoko.