A 35 years old man, Obinna Kalu has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for shooting his co-tenant, Adijat Balogun while sleeping in her room at Sabo area, Abeokuta.
Obinna Kalu was said to have committed the offence on Sunday 14th of March was arrested on Tuesday after fleeing from the scene of the incident.
A statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Thursday, Obinna was arrested after one Olayiwola Kareem reported his criminal act at Sabo/Ilupeju divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Abeokuta.
Olayiwola was said to have informed the police that, while one Adijat Balogun 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 logger head with the victim sneaked into her room and shot her on the right rib.
The statement reads that “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 been the person that shot the victim, but when he was asked for the rational 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”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.