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Police Confirms Arrest Of Suspect Who Shot Younger Sister’s Boyfriend

Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting

THE Ogun State police command has confirmed the arrest of one Michael Ogundele, who allegedly shot his younger sister’s boyfriend at Idiroko area of the state.

The state’s police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Sunday 5th, said a report was lodged at Idiroko divisional headquarters by a community leader in Ihunbo town, Alfa Akeem, which led the detectives to the suspect.

According to Oyeyemi, Akeem came to the station with the yet-to-be-identified victim and reported that the 30-year-old suspect shot the victim for refusing to stop having an affair with his younger sister.

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“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Idiroko Division, CSP Ayo Akinsowon, quickly mobilised his detectives to go after the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.

“During interrogation, the suspect claimed to have warned the victim to desist from dating his younger sister but he refused.

“So, on that fateful day, he got information that the victim was sleeping in his sister’s room and he went there with a Dane gun.

“On getting there, the victim jumped out from the window to escape when he was shot by the suspect.

“The victim was quickly rushed to General Hospital, Idiroko, where he is currently responding to treatment,” Oyeyemi said

Ogun State commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution and further investigation.

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