Man reportedly hacks friend to death over extortion proceeds

Nigerian Police on patrol
Nigerian Police on patrol

A middle-aged man identified as Adewale Odunlade has allegedly hacked his friend, Moruf Lawal, to death over proceeds from extortion.

A witness said the friends fought over money they extorted from motorists in Atan area of Ado-Odo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The suspect and his deceased friend were reportedly known in the vicinity for posing as security personnel on the busy road, which leads to Nigeria’s border with Benin-Republic.

During the scuffle, Mr. Odunlade reportedly hacked his 38-year-old friend to death.

When contacted, the Ogun State‎ Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

He said the suspect has been arrested and the matter was being investigated.

He said the suspect was mentally stable but had a history of epilepsy.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.