A soldier identified to be Abiola Odedeji, has brought sorrow to the family of an okada rider ( commercial motorcyclist) , a resident of Agbado , Ogun State, univworgers gathers.
Odedeji allegedly stabbed the victim, Niyi James, aka Emi -Ero , in different parts of the body .
Univworgers media learnt that the killer soldier had visited his girlfriend, Amada David , at Agbado Junction around 3. 30pm last Thursday in company with his colleague , Damilare Oni.
The soldiers went to the area , close to the Agbado Police Station, on a power bike.
It was gathered that after a short discussion , Odedeji and his girlfriend decided to go out on the motorbike .
He was said to have stopped Niyi , who shuttled between the junction and Agbado Crossing , to take Oni to Ijaiye , Lagos State .
An eyewitness, who gave his name only as Akinjobi , told sources that the 36-year -old native of Ikogosi , Ekiti State , declined on the grounds that he did not have a ticket to operate in the Ijaiye area.
Akinjobi said , “ The soldier ( Odedeji) was angry that the
okada rider said no to a military man and started flogging him with a horsewhip . Suddenly , he brought out a long knife and stabbed the man on the thigh.
“ He also stabbed him on the waist and stomach . He was so confident that he robbed off the bloodstains on the knife on the man’ s head . He boasted that he had killed many people. He and his colleague escaped on the power bike , while the lady took another motorcycle . We quickly alerted the police. ”
Our sources also learnt that a team of policemen, led by the Agbado Divisional Police Officer, CSP Sunday Omonijo , immediately went after the suspects.
A source said David was apprehended on Clem Road , Ijaiye , while policemen chased the soldiers to Mosalasi bus stop.
He said , “ Odedeji stabbed one of the policemen on the arm , but they eventually arrested him and his colleague . He is part of the troops deployed in Borno State to fight Boko Haram . His colleague is serving in Bauchi State . They are both from Osun State . The okada rider died at the Ifako -Ijaiye General Hospital. ”
The source explained that the girlfriend had invited Odedeji to intervene in a N25, 000 business transaction involving her and a customer .
“ The lady said she bought a container from somebody, but the person had not delivered it to her after paying N25, 000. She wanted to use the soldiers to intimidate the person to refund the money, ” the source added .
The deceased’s elder brother , Kolawole James, said the family had lost a breadwinner , demanding that Niyi ’ s killer should be brought to justice .
He said , “ I brought him from our village about eight years ago . At a point , I relocated to Akure , Ondo State . I was called on the telephone on Thursday that he was involved in an accident and that he was in a critical condition .
“ On getting to where he lived in Agbado Crossing on Friday, I was directed to the general hospital. It was at the hospital I learnt that he was stabbed by a soldier. He was dead when I got there .
“ He was the most gentle child in the family. I never believed this could happen to him . He was single . The soldier that killed him must be prosecuted . ”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer , ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi , who confirmed the incident, said the suspects would be charged to court after investigations had been concluded .
He said , “ The case has been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran , for further investigations . The Nigerian Army has been contacted and the suspects will face necessary disciplinary action. ”
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