A man has gotten himself into serious trouble with his unbelievably criminal act after attacking and murdering a commercial motorcyclist.
The man threw the family of a commercial motorcyclist, Owechu Odeje, into mourning after he allegedly slit the okada rider’s throat.
According to Punch Metro, twenty-five-year-old Owechu operated under the aegis of the Articulate Motorcyclists Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria, Iyana Iyesi branch, in the Ado- Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was reported that Owechu was taking Muhammed from Ijaba junction to Ijaba Pipeline, a neighbouring community to Iyana Iyesi, when the latter reportedly killed him and fled with the motorcycle, leaving him in a pool of blood.
It was gathered that the suspect fled to Iju, another neighbouring community, where he was eventually arrested by the police.
A relative, Emmanuel Omajowu, demanded that the suspect should face the full weight of the law, saying Owechu’s death had devastated his parents and the entire family.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said okada riders had stopped Muhammed at Iyana Iyesi, because they saw bloodstains on his clothes.
“A leader of Hausa in the community called Muhammed on the telephone to wait at Iju and the police went there to arrest him,” he added.
However, Muhammed, who spoke in Hausa, told the police that argument over N50 change led to a scuffle between him and Owechu,during which he stabbed the victim.
It was learnt on Friday that it took the intervention of the community leaders and a police team, led by the Divisional Police Officer of the Onipanu division, CSP Muyideen Obe, to douse the tension that ensued after Owechu’s killing.
A member of AMORAN executive, Gafar Ajayi, said the motorcyclists in the park had been warned against taking passengers to deserted places to avert a recurrence.
“Since that incident happened, our men no longer take passengers to Ijaba Pipeline. The incident pained all of us and we don’t want a repeat. We have also warned them to assess their passengers and report suspicious ones. Peace has been restored, but we want justice,” he added.
The Ogun State Police Public Rations Officer, ASP Ambibola Oyeyemi, said the suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence Department in Eleweran, Abeokuta, for investigation.