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Man Killed By Friend Who ‘Slept’ With His Wife In Lagos

Man Killed By Friend Who ‘Slept’ With His Wife In Lagos

A man identified as Lukman Jimoh, aka Oyeolorun, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing his friend, Remi Oloyede, aka Ora.

Jimoh is said to have been stabbed Oloyede, 38, cut off his ears, while also stabbing him in the neck and eyes during a fight on Monday on Adedoja Street, Mushin. It’s understood that neighbours were unable to intervene and separate the pair as they both wielded bottles. Oloyede is said to have died on the spot after losing so much blood from injuries he sustained in the fight. His corpse was then deposited in a morgue in the state.

The suspect was also taken to a clinic for medical attention after being badly injured in the fight but was later arrested by policemen from the Alakara division.

According to a resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the two men had been friends for a long time now. They were both living on this street before Oyeolorun relocated to Sango, Ogun State.

She said: “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 relation 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 resident, Bunmi Osunde, said the two friends started having clashes over minor issues. He said there was even an incident when the pair argued over a handset that a neighbour bought from Oloyede for N1,500 and when the buyer tried to operate it, it was faulty. However, Oloyede refused to refund the money so the buyer was said to have approached Jimoh to intervene in the matter.

He said, “Jimoh asked him to refund a part of the money if he could not return the whole sum, but he refused. He said even if anybody would talk to him, it could not be a man that slept with his wife.”

It was learnt that during an argument that ensued, the deceased broke a bottle, picked a splinter and extended another to the suspect, challenging him to a duel. It’s learnt that Jimoh initially hesitated and did not engage Oloyede in a fight until the deceased attacked him.

According to a community leader, people did not intervene in the fight because the pair were notorious for such fights.

He said, “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.”

SP Dolapo Badmos, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing.

She said, “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.”

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