Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man identified as Wasiu Yusuf, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Adeolu Olatoye, to death for having an illicit relationship with his wife.
Adeolu, a graphic artist, met his death barely two weeks after he held the naming ceremony of his child.
The incident which occurred at Oke-Efon area of Abeokuta, Saturday night, was said to have been carried out by the suspect and one accomplice identified as Mukaila, who is now at large.
It was further gathered that the suspect lost his temperament when he reportedly caught his 32-year-old friend with his wife on the day of the incident on his matrimonial bed.
The victim was said to have gone to his friend’s house to drop an invitation card of his mother’s 80th birthday billed for Saturday when the friend attacked him with bottles.
His remains had since been deposited at the State Hospital Mortuary at Ijaiye, Abeokuta, as police await the autopsy report.
Confirming the incident, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect had been arrested, adding that investigation was ongoing.
The deceased’s elder brother, Akinyemi Olatoye, while speaking on the sad incident said he was shocked over the development, explaining that his late brother had gone there to drop their mother’s birthday invitation card when he met his untimely death.