How security guard allegedly killed colleague while on duty in Lagos

Security guard with the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Cletus Williams, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his colleague, Okoro John, while on night duty on the school’s premises.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said Williams allegedly used a knife to slit John’s throat and cut off one of his wrists.

He stated that the personnel of the command, in conjunction with the chief security officer of the institution, arrested Williams, adding that he would be charged to court for murder.

Elkana said, “On May 24, 2019, around 7am, personnel of the Shagamu Road Police Station, in collaboration with the Chief Security Officer of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, arrested one Cletus Williams, a security guard with the polytechnic, for killing his colleague, Okoro John, while they were on night duty. The suspect used a sharp knife to slit the throat of the victim and also chopped off his right wrist.

“Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, are investigating the case to ascertain the motive behind the killing. The knife used for the murder has been recovered. The suspect will soon be charged to court for murder.”

The personnel of the command also arrested eight suspected traffic robbers for allegedly dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.

The suspects are Ayomide Ayobami, Taye Onafowokan, Bamidele Ogunbanjo, one Gabazine and four others, whose names have not been disclosed.

Elkana said the surveillance patrol strategy introduced by the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu’azu, targeted at tackling the menace of traffic robbery in the state, arrested the suspects.

He stated, “On May 24, 2019, around 5.30am, the surveillance patrol team from the Ketu Police Station foiled a robbery attempt at the Kosofe bus stop. The leader of the gang, popularly known as Gabazine, and two other members of the gang were arrested. One Samsung phone snatched from a victim was recovered and handed over to the owner.

“On May 25, 2019, the same surveillance team on undercover operation arrested two traffic robbery suspects attempting to rob some unsuspecting road users. Two jack knives and a toy pistol were recovered from them.

“On the same date, around 12.05am, the surveillance patrol team deployed in the Ketu bus stop arrested two traffic robbery suspects, Ayomide Ayobami and Taye Onafowokan, both living at Agboyi-Ketu. One pistol with live ammunition and a jackknife were recovered from them.

“The patrol team attached to the Festac Police Station arrested one Bamidele Ogunbanjo, 30, of the Prayer Estate, Amuwo Odofin. One locally-made pistol with one live ammunition was recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing and all the suspects will be charged to court.”

Meanwhile, the police have confirmed that a commercial motorcyclist, Enifeh Omomo, committed suicide after killing his wife, Faith, and six-year-old son, Glorious, in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The PPRO, who said Omomo’s corpse was found dangling from a rope that was tied to a ceiling fan, stated that the corpses of the motorcyclist, his wife and son were found in their apartment.

He added that the corpses had been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

Elkana said, “On May 24, 2019, around 8am, the Ikorodu Police Station received a distress call that one Enifeh Omomo, 42, of No 12 Eruga Street, Aga, Ikorodu, allegedly killed his wife, Faith Omomo, 38, and his six-year-old son, Glorious Omomo, and thereafter committed suicide in his one-room apartment.

“When homicide detectives visited the scene, the corpse of the suspect was found hanging on a rope tied to the ceiling fan, while the corpses of his wife and son were found on the floor. The bodies of the deceased persons were evacuated to the general hospital for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”

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