A tenant in the Alakuko area of Lagos State has allegedly killed her Landlady’s son over an affair with her daughter.
Naija News understands that the incident happened after one Morenikeji Omowumi, Iya Abe, Toheeb and his two allies made a move to threaten one Abu, but ended up killing Akin Okebukola who happens to be the Landlady’s son.
It was reported that the two young men (friends to Toheeb) were summoned by Iya Abe, who was allegedly assaulted when Olawunmi (her friend) invited her and one Ajoke Bello, to warn Abu after suspecting him to have sexually violated her 16-year-old daughter.
Reports had it that Iya Abe was angered by the injuries she sustained during the assault, and she reportedly informed her son, Toheeb, who invited his friends to Olawunmi’s residence on Oluobadare Street Gbadabiu area of Alakuko. Testifying to the incident, a resident who is identified as Johnson Idowu, said Abu fled from his apartment before Toheeb and his friends could get to him.
However, in a bid to avenge his mother’s injuries, Toheeb and the other young men reportedly descended on Abu’s roommate, Okebukola, and stabbed him with broken bottles.
“Immediately blood started gushing out of his leg, because his vein had cut, and he was rushed to hospital but died on the way. After Okebukola died, Iya Abe, Toheeb, and his two accomplices ran away. The person who was killed knew nothing about what happened; he was the landlady’s son, who accommodated Abu in his room,” the eyewitness reported.
On her part when investigated on the incident, Olawunmi told the police that she was not responsible for Okebukola’s death. Though she blamed herself for contributing to the incident, she insisted that Abu was the cause of the incident which claimed the Landlady’s son life.
“My daughter has been behaving strangely lately and I do beat her so that she could stop the behaviour. I even reported her to one of our neighbours, who informed me that my daughter was fond of seeing one Abu, who was staying with my landlady’s son, Okebukola,” Omowumi noted.
She added: “I asked Abu and my daughter to stop seeing each other but they refused to obey me. I had to call Iya Abe and my friend, Ajoke Bello, to help speak to my daughter and threaten Abu, but in the process, Iya Abe was injured by Abu. So, Iya Abe held Abu down and quickly informed her son, Toheeb, who came with two other boys.
“Abu quickly freed himself from Iya Abe and ran away. So, when her son and the two other guys came, they chased Okebukola and stabbed him in the leg. We rushed him to three different hospitals, but he was rejected and that was how he died. I was not the one who killed Okebukola, but I blame myself for all that happened.”
Reacting to the incident when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Olawunmi would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, until the command completed its investigation on the matter.
The PPRO further revealed that some angered mob in the area while protesting Okebukola’s death, destroyed both Iya Abe and Toheeb’s shops.
He said: “When the incident was reported at the Alakuko Division, the Divisional Police Officer, SP Maryam Sonubi, mobilised policemen and the woman (Olawunmi), who alleged that one Abu was sleeping with her 16-year-old daughter, was arrested.
“During interrogation, she said she had warned him (Abu), but he refused to leave her daughter and she reported to some people, who called some boys, including one Toheeb, in the area to threaten him.
“It was out of annoyance that Toheeb’s mother called him because she was injured by Abu when they were threatening him to leave the woman’s daughter.
“So, Toheeb brought some guys to beat up Abu, who escaped, but his roommate, Okebukola, was attacked and stabbed to death. Unfortunately, the roommate was not the target.”
Mr Adejobi, however, noted that the command had launched out its men to arrest Toheeb and his accomplices, adding that Okebukola’s remains were deposited in the Ifo General Hospital for autopsy.
In another news, an Ekiti State High Court on Monday sentenced an assistant commissioner of police, Okubo Aboye to life imprisonment for buying a vehicle stolen by kidnappers, Naija News reports.
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