Man killed for accusing his neighbour of having night with co-tenant’s wife..
A man was killed by his close neighbour , Adekunle, who was alleged of sleeping with their co-tenant’s wife, stabbed the accuser until he died at the grammar school area of Ikorodu, Lagos state.
Adekunle who was said to have murdered the victim, fled off after killing him when they had a serious argument over the allegations that was stem up from the co-tenant’s, Arinze, who first accused Adekunle for sleeping with his wife.
News gathered that Adekunle had been threatened by Arinze who accused him of having sexual intercouse with his wife, Chizom, but no fight was taken place at the scene and the person who informed him of the allegations was not at home then.
Before the incident that leads to Stanley death,Arinze had confronted Adekunle when he heard about the secrets affairs with his wife . When he got to his place, the accused person denied it and vow to fight the person who instructed Arinze over the matter.
After the accusations which was laid against him, he was threatened with the confrontation to meet Stanley when he returns from work in the evening.
Speaking from one of the residents who witness the fight said that during a short visit to the area when Adekunle and Stanley journeyed back home from their work in the evening , had a confrontation, deteriorated to stabbing, add to it that, when fight broke out, Adekunle stabbed Stanley to death.
Ibidunni Adegoke, a resident said
“The victim (Stanley) went to report his neighbour’s wife, Chisom, to her mother-in-law that another neighbour, Adekunle, was having sexual relations with her. From what we gathered, all of them live in the same building and Adekunle had been assisting Chismo with money to feed her family whenever her husband, Arinze, did not provide money for them to feed.
“So, because of that, he concluded that they were in a relationship and went ahead to inform Arinze’s mother. When Arinze was informed, he had a shouting match with Adekunle, who later got to know that Stanley was the person, who accused him of having an affair with the woman. So, Adekunle left for work but promised to have a word with Stanley when he returned.
“In the evening, when both of them had returned from work, an argument ensued between Adekunle and Stanley and it degenerated into a fight. When Adekunle was overpowering Stanley, the latter instructed his wife in Igbo language her to bring a knife, which he used in stabbing Adekunle’s leg. Adekunle later dispossessed him of the knife and used it to stab Stanley in the chest. After stabbing him, he pinned Stanley to the ground until he died.”
In addition to the eye witness, Omotola Aderibigbe said that the fight took place at Stanley’s room and after he was killed, Adekunle absconded from the area, and other residents, who were afraid of being arrested of having connection in the incident, also fled home.
He said, “The fight happened around 2am; so, when Adekunle realised that Stanley had died, he came out of the room, threatened everyone not to move close to him, instructed his wife to help him get something and fled from home. It was people in the area who informed the police and when they came, they arrested Adekunle’s wife and took the corpse away.
“Other residents have deserted the house because all of them are scared because of what happened ”
The commercial bus that was owned by Stanley was seen by the correspondent when he was alive at the scene of the incident.
When the fight, reached the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the case had been transferred to the statet criminal investigation and intelligence department, Panti, Yaba, for thorough investigation of the crime. He also make it cleared that a manhunt had been launched for Adekunle.
He stated, “On July 30, 2020, around 1.30pm, one Glory Dickson of No. 9 Red Block Street, Grammar School area of Ikorodu, Lagos, came to the charge room and reported that a neighbour, Adekunle Adeyemi, came to their room to challenge her husband, Stanley Dickson, that he told one Arinze Onuoha, a co-tenant, that he was having an affair with his wife, Chisom Onuoha.
“This led to an argument and in the process, the said Adekunle Adeyemi stabbed her husband with a knife in the left side of his chest. The victim was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital by sympathisers, where he was pronounced dead.
“The body was brought back home. A team of detectives led by the DCO, DSP Uzoma Martins, moved to the scene and the victim was found dead on the floor of his apartment. The entire compound has been deserted.
“On observation of the victim, marks of violence were seen on the left side of his chest; the corpse was evacuated to the Ikorodu General Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy and one Mariam Ismail, 30, partner of the suspected murderer, is assisting in the investigation. The case has been transferred to the Homicide Section, SCIID, Panti, for further investigation and we have launched a manhunt for the suspect.”