Operatives of the Ekiti state police command have arrested a suspect over killing of a commercial motorcyclist, identified as Mr. Sunday Olorunleke in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Olorunleke, father of two was said to have been stabbed to death in his residence located in Aba area of the state capital at the weekend.
He was alone in the house when the incident happened as his wife and children were said to have travelled and returned on Saturday morning to met his corpse in the room.
A source who confirmed the killing said the incident might have happened between Thursday night and Saturday morning adding the man was sighted in the neighbourhood on Thursday morning.
The source said, ” The wife of the deceased put a call across to the some of the neighbours on Thursday when she could not reach her husband on phone and they informed her that they saw him that very day.
” We were shocked after the wife arrived on Saturday morning and met the door closed and sought the assistance of people to break the door where she found her husband corpse on the floor lying in a pool of his own blood.”
Speaking with Nigerian Tribune on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti State, Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
He said the suspect who was arrested through the command’s intelligence escaped after committing the crime.
The PPRO who gave the name of the suspect as Olorunleke Ebenezer noted that he would soon be paraded after completion of preliminary investigations.
” I can confirm that we have arrested a suspect over the killing of Mr. Sunday Olorunleke.
“We got the report of the incident over the weekend and we swung into action and through our intelligence gathering, we are able to get the suspect who stabbed the man. He is in our custody and we will parade him any moment from now,” Ikechukwu said.
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