On Sunday, the Ogun Police detained a man named Michael Ogundele for allegedly shooting his younger sister’s boyfriend in the Idiroko area of the state and injuring him.
In a statement given to newsmen in Ota, Ogun, the State Police Spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this information known.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, 30, was detained on February 2 by an agent of the Ogun State Command for allegedly shooting and injuring one Tobi Olabisi as a result of having an extramarital relationship with his sister.
The PPRO said that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Idiroko Divisional Headquarters by one Alpha Akeem, a community leader in Ihunbo town.
He added that Akeem came to the police station with the injured victim (Olabisi) and reported that the suspect who had been warning the victim to stop having a love affair with his younger sister, fired a gunshot at him, but fortunately the victim narrowly escaped death.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Idiroko Division, CSP Ayo Akinsowon, quickly mobilized his detectives to go after the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.
“During interrogation, the suspect claimed to have warned the victim to desist from dating his younger sister but he refused, so on that fateful day, he got information that the victim was sleeping in his sister’s room and he went there with a Dane gun.
“On getting there, the victim jumped out from the window to escape the likely consequence when he was shot by the suspect,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that the victim was quickly rushed to General Hospital, Idiroko,Ogun, where he is currently responding to treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution. (NAN)