Man shoots community leader over love affair


CITIZENS COMPASS– Operatives of Ogun state Police Command have arrested a 30 years old man, for shooting and injuring one Tobi Olabisi for having love affair with his younger sister.

The suspect, Michael Ogundele was arrested on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Disclosing this in a statement, Spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Idiroko Divisional headquarters by one Alpha Akeem a community leader in Ihunbo town, who came to the station with the injured victim and reported that the suspect who have been warning the victim to stop having love affair with his younger sister fired a gunshot at him.

However, he (the victim) narrowly escaped death.

“Upon the report, the DPO Idiroko division, CSP Ayo Akinsowon quickly mobilized his detectives to go after the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have warned the victim to desist from dating his younger sister but refused.

On the fateful day, he got information that the victim was sleeping in his sister’s room and he went there with a Dane gun.

“On getting there, the victim jumped out from the window to escape the likely consequence when he was shot by the suspect.

“The victim was quickly rushed to General Hospital, Idiroko where he is currently responding to treatment.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.”

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