A 35 year old man identified as Obinna Kalu, was on March 16 nabbed by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly shooting his co-tenant Adijat Balogun with a gun at her right rib.
Kalu’s arrest was followed after a report at Sabo/Ilupeju divisional headquarters was made by one Olayiwola Kareem. Kareem reported that while the victim was sleeping in her room at about 12 noon on the 14th of March 2021, Obinna Kalu a co-tenant who has always been at loggerhead with the her, sneaked into her room and shot her on the right rib in an attempt to kill her.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part
”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.
On interrogation, the suspect initially denied being the person that shot the victim, but when he was asked for the rationale behind his sudden action of evacuating his belongings and running away from the house, he was unable to argue further.
The victim is currently recuperating at Federal Medical Center Abeokuta. ”
Oyeyemi then added that the state commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has directed the immediate transfer of the case to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.