Kwara State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Azeez Akinloye, for allegedly killing one person with a cutlass at the Gaa Shagari area, Off Egbejila in the Ilorin metropolis, Nigerian Tribune reports.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state Police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, the suspect, and the deceased, Akeem aka Lakan, were using cutlasses on each other apparently in a scuffle when the victim was killed.
The police, who did not give a motive for the killing, said that the state commissioner of Police, Tuesday, Assayomo, had directed an investigation into the matter.
“A case of culpable homicide was reported on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at about 0905 hours, upon a distress call at Gaa Shagari area, Off Egbejila in the Ilorin metropolis, that one Akeem, male, surname unknown, aka Lakan” and Azeez Akinloye, male, both of Odore area were using cutlasses on each other at the aforementioned address.”
“A team of policemen from Budo Nuhu police station proceeded to the scene where the said Akeem was met lying in the pool of his blood.”
“The said Azeez Akinloye, aged 20 years was arrested, while the lifeless body of the victim was taken to Surulere General Hospital, Ilorin where he was confirmed dead.”
“His corpse deposited at the same hospital for autopsy while an investigation into the matter has been directed by the state commissioner of Police, Mr. Tuesday Assayomo.”