By Ifeanyi Okolie
A 50-year-old man, Sunday Orochendo, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for allegedly killing his neighbour, Rafel Ngbobile, 60, during a fight.
Vanguard gathered that the incident which occurred on Saturday, November 1, at their 30, Magbesa Street residence in Kirikiri Town, Lagos, started when the deceased had a quarrel with the suspect’s wife over a yet-to-be ascertained reason.
Sources disclosed that the wife of the suspect, who is currently on the run, had contacted her husband, who was not at home at the time of the quarrel, on phone and reported the matter to him.
It was gathered that the husband, on his return, confronted the deceased and an argument ensued between both men.
An eyewitness further disclosed that the argument soon degenerated into a fight and Orochendo was alleged to have pushed Ngbobile, who slumped and died.
The eyewitness added that the suspect‘s wife reportedly fled with her children, when she learned of Ngbobile’s death.
Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Ken Nwosu, while confirming the report, said policemen from Kirikiri Police Division had apprehended Orochendo, while Ngbobile was taken to a private hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Nwosu added that the case had been transferred to the Homicide section at the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigations.