A business motorcyclist, notable as okada rider, Denis Nwambam, has been captured for the supposed homicide of a tricycle rider, Wasiu Osinowo, in the Matogun area of Ogun State.
Nwambam apparently stabbed Osinowo to death in a battle about right of way while they were both plying the street around 11pm on Wednesday.
According to City Round, Nwambam and Osinowo had battled over option to proceed, prompting a trade of words. A few minutes after the fact, Osinowo was said to have waved to Nwambam along the street and provoked him to a duel during which the last cut him in the stomach.
He apparently drained to death. It was accumulated that the police at the Agbado division were made aware of the episode and the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kuranga Yero, drove a group to the scene to capture the suspect.
On Thursday, some furious young people allegedly took Osinowo’s body to the police headquarters and requested that Nwambam be delivered to them. An inhabitant, Deji Gabriel, told our reporter that it took the intercession of certain older folks locally to persuade the nonconformists.
He said, “The deceased’s friends protested at the station. They brought his corpse and demanded that the suspect should be released to them. It was a community leader called Fatai Asiwaju and others who pacified them. They later left with the corpse.”
Narrating what transpired that night, Nwambam, a 36-year-old father of three, admitted to have stabbed Osinowo but said it was not intentional.
He said, “The man (Osinowo) and I were coming from the same direction. He was riding a tricycle while I was riding a motorcycle. He nearly hit me and I cautioned him to keep to his lane. We exchanged words and parted ways. I didn’t know he and his friends had gone to lay in ambush for me.
“As I approached the spot where they were, they descended on me and beat me up. I abandoned my bike and fled. They chased me to a bar and I picked up a knife to defend myself. I just held the knife. He wanted to get hold of me when the knife struck him in the stomach. That was what happened.”
Also, police have commenced investigation to unravel the death of an engineer working at a rail construction site along Agbado Crossing, Ogun State.