A man simply identified as Keke and his wife, are currently on the run following the alleged murder of a fashion designer, Daniel, in Iwaya area of Lagos State.
Report gathered states that Keke, who resides at No 3 Akintola Street returned home from work and was informed by one of his neighbours whose identity is unknown that Daniel Adeitan and his wife were having an affair.
Keke, angered by the information, dashed into his apartment, came out with a kitchen knife and headed for the accused apartment.
On sighting Keke with the knife, the accused who was eating in front of his room, hurriedly ran inside but before he could lock the door, Keke had gained access.
Keke allegedly stabbed Daniel in the chest and abandoned him in the pool of his blood.
One of the residents, Mr Nmadu Ndubuisi, said;
“When Keke rushed into Adeitan’s room, Daniel’s pregnant sister pleaded with him to hear her brother out, that it was a mere allegation. He shoved her aside and made for his target.
“She raised the alarm that alerted other tenants. By the time we rushed there, Adeitan could not talk. He had the looks of someone begging for help. He only stretched his hand to us, apparently begging to be taken to the hospital”.
Keke on realizing the magnitude of the crime he has commited fled with his pregnant wife.
Other tenants also took to their heels for fear of being arrested by the Police.
Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Ade Ajisebutu who confirmed the incident, said;
“As soon as the incident was reported, police detectives attached to Sabo Division immediately visited the scene.
“The victim was taken to Harvey Road Hospital Yaba for medical attention but died while being attended to.
“The body has been deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital’s morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the case should be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State CID for diligent investigation.
“He has also directed that all efforts should be made to arrest the fleeing suspect and bring him to justice.
“Therefore, the CP enjoins anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspect to give it to the police for prompt and necessary actions”.