Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have again arrested two suspects over the alleged killing of a 64-year-old man, Osita Anwuanwu at Arida area of Ikotun in the state.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi the suspects are Ngozi Emezue (38), and Juliet Eguebor (35).
They were reported to have been arrested on the 8th April, 2021, at 8.45pm.
Adejobi said the daughter of the deceased, Linda Anwuanwu of Temitope Street, off Governor’s Road, Ikotun, Lagos State, reported to the police at Ikorun Division that she was informed that her father (Osita Anwuanwu) was lying down in a bar at Arida after he had a misunderstanding with one Ngozi Emezue and Juliet Eguebor.
He added that the police operatives at Ikotun Division raced to the scene and took the deceased to the General Hospital, Igando, however, he was certified dead at the facility.
The state police spokesman explained further that according to preliminary investigation conducted, the deceased had gone to check his lady friend, Juliet, “who he had not seen for some time, at Ngozi’s bar, where he engaged the duo in a hot argument and physical assault before he slumped.”
Adejobi said the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Osita Anwuanwu.
Similarly, he said the police operatives attached to Ikorodu Division of the command, also arrested one Wisdom Okoro (50), from Orlu in Imo State, over the sudden death of his girlfriend, one Enobong Udoh (38), on 11th April, 2021,at 10.45am.
Adejobi said one Blessing Pius of No 46, Adegboruwa Street, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, reported to the police that the deceased was found dead in her house, opposite Meras Hotel, along Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, on 11th April,2021, at about 10am.
The Lagos police spokesman added, “The police operatives swung into action and invited her boyfriend for interrogation where he, Wisdom Okoro, confessed that the deceased informed him that she was pregnant in February, 2021 and he was in her house to check on her on 10th April, 2021, at about 5.14pm when the deceased informed him that she had terminated her pregnancy.
“The statements and utterances of Wisdom revealed that he has some questions to answer.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered that he should be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for further investigation.
The Commissioner of Police therefore assured the general public, especially Lagosians of thorough investigation into the cases for justice to prevail.