Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 32-year-old fridge and air conditioner technician, Toheeb Akanji, for allegedly stabbing a 42-year-old man, Damilare Oladipupo, to death.
The suspect, popularly known as T Cash, was reported to have lured the victim out of a hotel and stabbed him to death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received at the Agbado divisional headquarters around 12.30 midnight from one Oluomo.
He added that the police were informed that Oladipupo, also known as No Story, who came to the Blue Roof Hotel in Adiyan Gasline, in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state, to celebrate with the hotel owner, was stabbed to death by an unknown person.
The PPRO said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO, Agbado division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene.
“On getting there, it was discovered that the deceased was lured out of the hotel and stabbed several times in the chest, hand and face.
“It was also discovered that he struggled with his assailant, which made him to seize the cardigan worn by the suspect, as well as the knife he used to stab him.
“The deceased was rushed to a hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, who was immediately informed, promptly directed that the suspect be hunted and brought to book within 24 hours.
“Upon the CP’s directive, the DPO and his men embarked on an intelligence-based investigation, and around 5pm on Saturday, December 25, 2021, the suspect was arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to killing the deceased, but blamed it on devil’s handiwork.
“He stated that he came to the hotel to find out who beat and injured one of his boys, but on getting there, the deceased accosted him and started fighting with him.
“It was then he brought out the knife he came with and used it to stab him.”
Oyeyemi said the state police commissioner had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.