Police in Lagos have arrested a security guard, Monday Odey, in Iwo, Osun State, who fled after allegedly killing his colleague, Abdullahi Yinusa, at Magodo, for reporting his stealing habit to their employer.
Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said the case was reported on April 5, by Bola Ikupoluyi, their employer, and he was arrested on May 2, 2019.
The deceased was said to have confronted Odey on April 4, for allegedly stealing items belonging to his employer such as clothes, bicycles, among others.
“The suspect picked offence and threatened to kill the said Yinusa. The complainant, being their employer responded by sacking the suspect and ordered him to vacate the premises immediately,” Elkana said.
The suspect, displeased with the sack, returned to the house the same day at about 7pm “under the guise of taking his personal belongings from the house, gained access to the premises and murdered Yinusa with a shovel.”
Mr Elkana said the suspect dumped the corpse at a canal behind their employer’s house and absconded.