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  • Updated: February 27, 2024

Ondo police arrest man for friend's murder

Ondo police arrest man for friend's murder

A man named Adebayo Peter has been arrested for allegedly killing his friend simply known as Lekan in Akure.

Adebayo's arrest was revealed by the Ondo State Police Command on Monday and the incident was said to have occurred on Friday evening at the Ireakari-Oloko area of Akure, the state capital.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said the matter had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

“The matter has been transferred to the state CID for further investigation. But I can’t confirm if the suspect acted under the influence of drugs,” the PPRO stated.

It was gathered from an anonymous source that the suspect and the deceased were friends and it was not clear the reason the suspect committed the dastardly act.

However, the source alleged that the suspect had taken a substance commonly known as ice, a crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs, shortly before allegedly killing his friend.

“We still don’t know why he killed his friend. When we asked him, he was saying unintelligible things. Both of them are from Ede town in Osun State.

“It was the shouts of one of their friends, who hails from Delta State, that attracted our attention to the incident. When we got into the room, we found Lekan in a pool of blood. He was still breathing. But shortly after, he died. We had to invite the police.

“Their Delta friend said Lekan was with him outside and that the victim later went into the room to help him bring his phone charger. He said after waiting for about 15 minutes and Lekan didn’t come out, he had to go and check what had happened to him.

“According to him, he was prevented from entering the room by Adebayo, who said Lekan had gone out. But his pair of slippers was at the entrance. The boy had to go and peep through the window to know what happened. It was then he saw Lekan lying on the floor covered with blood.”

The body of the deceased was said to have been taken to the morgue of a hospital in Akure.

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