Cletus Wilson, a private security guard serving at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, has allegedly murdered his colleague, John Okoro.
The act, as confirmed by the institution’s management to newsmen, was committed on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Mr Wilson was said to have attempted to escape shortly after committing the crime, but other security guards on the campus chased and caught him.
The matter, according to witnesses, was promptly reported at a police station along Ikorodu-Sagamu Road, following which officers of the station were immediately detailed to visit the scene of the incident as Wilson, the accused, is now being held to help the police in their investigation on the allegation.
An anonymous eye witness stated that Wilson had confessed to the police that he did hit the deceased victim, Okoro, on his neck with a heavy metal before slaughtering him with a knife.
“Very early on Friday we heard the noise on campus that another person had been killed by one of the security guards. It was after we moved near the scene of the incident that we saw how gory the whole thing is,” the witness said.
“Okoro is the guard at the Chemical Engineering Department while Wilson works at the Computer Engineering Department. After slaughtering his victim, Wilson also cut his hands. He was about to escape with the body parts before he was caught in the bush by other security men. He was handcuffed by the police and his photograph taken as he sat beside the corpse on the open field where the corpse was deposited.”
Confirming the incident, Olanrewaju Kuye, Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, stated that both the victim and the alleged culprit were members of the outsourced security operatives engaged by the institution.
“The report of the murder case is true. The two of them work for Kramoo Securities, a private company, which seconded them to us (LASPOTECH). We have since reported the incident to both the police and the security company.
“We are aware it is for ritual purpose but the police would unravel the details in their investigations.”
Adding his voice, divisional police officer in charge of the police station, Adekunle Omisakin said that the matter was under investigation.” ; Kuye said.
“Yes, there was a murder case on the campus this morning and the alleged culprit is in our custody,” Mr Omisakin said.
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