The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one Obinna Kalu, for allegedly killing his neighbour over a cause yet to be revealed.
Naija News understands that Kalu was apprehended on March 16 after a report was made at the Sabo/Ilupeju divisional headquarters of the force by one Olayiwola Kareem that he shot a co-tenant.
The suspect was said to have attacked the victim, Adijat Balogun with a gun while she resting in her room at about 12 noon on the 14th of March 2021.
The police reported that Kalu who has always been at loggerhead with Balogun sneaked into her room and shot her on the right rib.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Thursday, the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said: ”Upon the report, the DPO Sabo/Ilupeju division SP Mustapha Opawoye quickly led his men to the scene where the victim was quickly rescued to state hospital Ijaye and was later referred to Federal Medical Center Abeokuta for medical attention.
“Having carried out the dastardly act, the suspect quickly went into his apartment, packed all his belongings, and ran away. A massive manhunt was there and then launched for him, and with the cooperation of members of the public, he was eventually arrested on the 16th of March 2021,” the police report added.
Kalu who had earlier denied shooting the victim, however, admitted to the crime when he was asked for the rationale behind his sudden disappearance and evacuation of his belongings from the apartment.
Oyeyemi, however, disclosed that Balogun is currently recuperating at Federal Medical Center Abeokuta, adding that the state commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the case to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.