Daniel Udoh, 38, was arrested on January 7 by Ogun State Police Command officers for allegedly stabbing to death one Emaka Umonko, the husband of a woman with whom the suspect was supposedly having a covert love affair.
The suspect was apprehended when the DPO Onipanu divisional headquarters received a distress call from the dead, who had been suspected the accused of having an illicit relationship with his wife, confronted him, resulting in a major brawl between the two men.
While the struggle was going on, the suspect, a commercial driver, pulled out a knife and stabbed the dead multiple times in the back and chest, causing him to fall.
Following the distress call, CSP Bamidele Job of the DPO Onipanu division dispatched his men to the spot, where the suspect was soon apprehended and the knife was collected as evidence.
The victim, a welder, was transported to the state hospital in Ota, but the doctor on duty pronounced him dead. The victim’s body was then taken to the Ifo general hospital mortuary for a post-mortem examination.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP 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 intention of charging him to court as soon as the investigation is completed, according to DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson for the state police command.