Lagos State Police Command has a 35-year-old man identified as Sheriff Balogun for allegedly killing his neighbour, Peter Elebo, during an altercation over the locking of their compound’s gate.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said that the suspect, a car wash operator who lives at 32, Ola Street, Itire, was arrested for pushing his neighbor to death on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
According to Elkana, one Miss Faith Elebo, the daughter of the deceased, reported at Itire police station that Balogun had a fight with her father over when to close their compound’s gate.
“Balogun pushed down Elebo, resulting in him vomiting blood and he died on the spot,” Elkana said.
He added that the homicide detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Itire police station, SP Barkfur Kromkyes, had visited the scene and that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in mortuary for autopsy.
The police spokesman said that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for further investigation and prosecution.
Meanwhile, Imo State Police Command had rescued a young lady identified as Roseline from being lynched by an angry mob after she killed the 4-year-old son of her neighbour In Ibi Abueke area of the state.
Roseline had been threatening the neighbour that she can’t be single and childless while he has three children.
But, no one took her threats serious until she slit the throat of the man’s 4-year-old son identified as Chiemerie Iwobi.