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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 10 January 2022


Man stabs lover’s husband to death in Ogun

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A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his lover's husband to death at the Onipanu area of Ogun State.

Identified as Daniel Udoh, the suspect stabbed Emaka Umonko because he believed his wife was having an amorous affair with the deceased.

The report said Udoh had initially confronted his rival about the relationship but Umonko who is a commercial bus driver picked up a fight with him.

Ogun State Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said:  “0n January 7, 2022, Udoh was arrested for stabbing  Emaka Umonko, the husband to a woman whom the suspect was allegedly having secret love affairs with.

“The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by  DPO Onipanu Divisional Headquarters, that the deceased who had been suspecting  Udoh of going out with his wife, confronted and accused him of having illicit affair with his wife, and this led to a serious fight between the two men.

“During the fight, the suspect, a commercial driver, brought out a knife and stabbed the deceased severally in his back and chest, following which the deceased collapsed.

“Upon the distress call, DPO Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested, and the knife recovered as an exhibit.

“The victim, a welder, was rushed to State hospital Ota, but he was unfortunately pronounced dead by the doctor on duty. The body of the victim was subsequently deposited at Ifo General hospital mortuary, for postmortem examination.

“Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Mr.Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, for further investigation, with the view to charging him to Court as soon as investigation is concluded”.