A barber identified as Keke has murdered his neighbor, 22-year-old Daniel Adeitan for admiring his pregnant wife.
According to an eye witness, the barber was informed by a neighbor when he returned from work around 10:30 that the deceased was admiring his wife.
When the suspect heard this he took a knife and went to Adeitan apartment. The deceased was having a meal in front of his house when he sighted the suspect with a knife, he allegedly ran inside his apartment but before he could close the door, Keke stabbed him in the chest and left him in the chest.
‘’When Keke rushed into Adeitan’s room, Daniel’s pregnant sister pleaded with him to hear her brother out , that it was a mere allegation. He shoved her aside and made for his target.
“She raised the alarm that alerted other tenants. By the time we rushed there, Adeitan could not talk. He had the looks of someone begging for help. He only stretched his hand to us, apparently begging to be taken to the hospital.”
The suspect is currently on the run with his pregnant wife.
CSP Ade Ajisebutu, the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the incident, saying the victim died while he was being attended to in the hospital.
“As soon as the incident was reported, police detectives attached to Sabo Division immediately visited the scene. The victim was taken to Harvey Road Hospital Yaba for medical attention but died while being attended to.
“The body has been deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital’s morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the case should be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State CID for diligent investigation. He has also directed that all efforts should be made to arrest the fleeing suspect and bring him to justice.
“Therefore, the CP enjoins anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspect to give it to the police for prompt and necessary actions.”