Police operatives arrests a man identified as Obinna Kalu for opening fire on his co-tenant identified as Adijat Balogun.
The arrest of the 35 year-old suspect followed a report made at Sabo/Ilupeju divisional headquarters by one Olayiwola Kareem.
Kareem reported that while the victim was sleeping in her room at about 12 noon on the 14th of March 2021, Obinna Kalu a co-tenant who has always been at loggerhead with the victim sneaked into her room and shot her on the right rib.
The arrest was confirmed in a statement by the ogun state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The statement reads in part:
”Upon the report, the DPO Sabo/Ilupeju division SP Mustapha Opawoye quickly led his men to the scene where the victim was quickly rescued to state hospital Ijaye and was later referred to Federal Medical Center Abeokuta for medical attention.
Having carried out the dastardly act, the suspect quickly went into his apartment, packed all his belongings, and ran away.
A massive manhunt was there and then launched for him, and with the cooperation of members of the public, he was eventually arrested on the 16th of March 2021.
On interrogation, the suspect initially denied being the person that shot the victim, but when he was asked for the rationale behind his sudden action of evacuating his belongings and running away from the house, he was unable to argue further.
The victim is currently recuperating at Federal Medical Center Abeokuta. ”
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