Man kills co-tenant over alleged love affairs with wife

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A shuttle bus driver, Philip Fiama of Sobande Close, Alagbole, Ajuwon in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun state has been stabbed to death after confronting a co-tenant, Emmanuel, over allegation of sleeping with his wife.

Fiama was said to have called Emmanuel, his Ogun co-tenant, aside and asked why he had been sleeping with his wife.

This was said to have led to a fight during which Emmanuel stabbed the deceased to death.

Fiama was said to have died while being taken to hospital, and the prime suspect fled.

The spokesperson of Ogun State Police Command, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident on Friday.

Odutola said: “The incident happened on Sunday, January 7.

“A landlord from Sobande Close, Alagbole, Ajuwo, at around 8 p.m. on that day came to report.

He said one Philip Fiama, a tenant accused Ikem Chika Emmanuel, another tenant, of having sexual intercourse with his wife.

“This was reported to have led to a fight. During the fight, Emmanuel stabbed Fiama in the chest. The deceased was said to have been confirmed dead in one hospital.

“The suspect has escaped to an unknown destination. But the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta for discreet investigation.

“The Police are also on the trail of the fleeing suspect,” he said.

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