Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Homosexual Allegedly Stabs Partner To Death In Lagos
Investigation into the murder of a banker, Adindu Ohamara, who was stabbed to death by his alleged homosexual lover in Akoka, Bariga Local Council Area of Lagos State has started, the Lagos State Police Command has said.
It was gathered that the deceased banker, who resides in a three-bedroom flat in Akoka with his elder sister and one Collins, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos was stabbed repeatedly by his lover.
It was learnt that trouble started for Ohamara, who was believed to be a homosexual and fond of bringing different men, when he decided to get married due to family pressure.
A resident, who craved anonymity, said after the banker had done his wedding introduction, a man believed to be a gay fellow stormed his home to fight him.
He said, ” Few weeks ago, Ohamara did his wedding introduction and shortly after that, one man came to the compound to fight him. There was a lot of noise over the issue before neighbors had to come to settle the matter.
“The unidentified man complained that he had been jilted and threatened to deal with Ohamara before he left in anger.”
otohmilar learnt that the banker returned home on April 9 with a man, who allegedly stabbed him at midnight and left.
According to police sources, hours before the incident, Collins went to Oharama’s room where he met the stranger sitting on Oharama’s bed, discussing with him.
A domestic worker in the house, who craved anonymity, said he saw the suspect fleeing with a laptop at midnight.
He said, “It was a Friday evening. Ohamara came home with the man and they went inside. I went to sleep but at midnight, I saw the man carrying a laptop and then he opened the gate and left. He did not run so I was not suspicious.
“Around 4am, Collins and Flora started shouting for help. A neighbor came to help them and they took him into his Toyota Camry and drove to a hospital.”
Information has it that Ohamara was taken to Jonken Hospital from where he was referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi Araba where he was confirmed dead.
otohmillar investigation had revealed that the matter was reported at the Sabo Police Division but was later referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.
It was also learnt that the police later arrested all the adult occupants of the building, including the security guard, identified as Kazeem.
The policemen allegedly demanded N350,000 from each of the detained persons before they could be released.
The landlord of the property, said the deceased had issued him two post-dated cheques as payment for his rent.
Oketola, on hearing about the arrest of his other tenants, visited the SCID and appealed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police for their release.
He said, “I do not live in the house but immediately I got wind of the incident, I went to the SCID and I met with the DCP in charge. I complained that a neighbour, who took Ohamara to the hospital ,was
arrested. The DCP promised that my tenants would be released.
“When I went to see the Investigation Police Officer, he informed me that the cost of bailing each person was N350, 000. I called the DCP and he was very angry when he heard about the demand. He said he would make sure that the tenants were released.”
While confirming the incident, the Lagos state police command spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, who could not ascertain if the deceased was a homosexual or not said, “According to information I got at the SCID Homicide unit, there are only two suspects in custody, the deceased’s sister (Flora) and the UNILAG student (Collins). I am not aware of any other arrests.
“Also, I am not aware of any N350, 000 bail because bail is free. Investigations are ongoing and we will get to the bottom of it.” said Braide.