A man has landed in the police custody after allegedly stabbing a commercial sex worker he engaged for ‘servicing’ to death in Surulere, Lagos State.
Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Bala Elkana, in a statement, said Babatunde Damilare stabbed one Elochukwu in the neck with a knife during an argument over her fees.
Elochukwu was said to have died on the spot.
“On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, around 11pm, the Surulere Police Station received information that a commercial sex worker, identified as Elochukwu, engaged her customer, Babatunde Damilare, in a fight over the price of sex at the Edo Inn, No. 17 Atan Street, Empire, Surulere. During the scuffle, the said Babatunde Damilare picked a knife and stabbed Elochukwu in her neck, which led to her death on the spot,” the police image maker said.
“The suspect was arrested by homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Surulere, CSP Adebayo Adeoya. The corpse of the deceased was evacuated and deposited in the Mainland Hospital morgue, Yaba, for autopsy. An investigation is ongoing. The suspect will be charged.”
In another development, a 35-year-old man, Bunmi Adeyemi, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in the Bariga area of the state.
Elkana said the suspect had confessed to the crime, adding that the victim had been taken to the Mirabel Centre for examination and treatment.
“On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, around 4.15pm, the Bariga Police Station arrested one Bunmi Adeyemi, 35, of No. 8 Alhaji Alake Street, Bariga, for defiling a five-year-old girl. The suspect was arrested by a team of detectives from the Family Support Unit and has confessed to the crime.
“The victim was taken to the Mirabel Centre in Ikeja for treatment and forensic examination. The command’s Gender Unit has taken over the investigation and the suspect will be charged.”