Ogun man stabbed to death during loan argument

A man identified simply as Remi was reportedly stabbed to death following an argument that ensued between him and some members of his community in the Ijeun Titun area of Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

PUNCH Metro gathered from a source who pleaded anonymity for fear of being interrogated that the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday after some persons suspected to be loan sharks had come to harass Remi.

It was gathered that an argument ensued between Remi and the trio of Seyi, Ayeke and Bado, and in the process, Remi was stabbed in the neck.

The impact of the cut was said to have caused Remi to lose a lot of blood which eventually led to his death.

Meanwhile, upon seeing that Remi had given up the ghost, Seyi and Ayeke were said to have fled the scene of the incident while Bado was apprehended by the community members and handed over to the police.

The source said, “Seyi is wanted by the people of Ijeun Titun Community in Abeokuta, Ogun state for conniving with two others to stab Remi, a guy who was harassed by loan company this morning over payment of the loan taken online.

“Seyi and Ayeke held Remi for one Bado to stab him in his neck which led to Remi’s death after the fatal injury and unstoppable bleeding. They both absconded immediately they killed Remi this morning.”

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, stressing that an investigation has commenced into the matter.

“A case of suspected murder was reported at one of the divisional police stations in Abeokuta. One Remilekun Omotayo was stabbed in the neck by one Owoyemi Idowu over a minor argument on a loan.

“Investigation has commenced into the matter to ensure justice is served. Anyone found guilty will be punished according to the law,” Odutola said.

Punch newspaper

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