Man arrested for killing neighbour over missing cloth

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Cyriacus Izuekwe

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The police in Lagos State, western Nigeria, have arrested a middle aged man identified as Akeem Fuwad for allegedly killing his neighbour, Ganiu Akinyemi.

The incident happened on Monday at about 6 p.m in Aboru community in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos where both the suspect and deceased reside.

Fuwad allegedly accused the late Akinyemi of stealing his cloth and in the process hit him with an iron on his head.

He collapsed and became unconscious and was taken to a hospital in the area which rejected him because of the seriousness of the injury he sustained.

Akinyemi was taken to Oke Ode General Hospital where he eventually died early Tuesday morning.
His corpse was deposited at the Ikeja General Hospital mortuary for autopsy report.

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The death has thrown his neighbours into confusion as some have gone into hiding, while some hurriedly left the area over possible arrest by the police.

P.M.NEWS gathered that some residents joined in battering the victim before he was allegedly hit in the head with an iron.

When our reporter visited Oke Ode Police Division Tuesday morning, the DPO was not around to comment on the matter.

Sources at the station told our reporter that the matter will be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba.

When the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Offor, was contacted, he asked our reporter to call him later for him to get details from the Area ‘M’ Idimu Command.

When our called his phone at the time of this report, it was switched off.

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