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Anger has led one Mr sheriff Balogun to the hands the criminal investigating unit of the police in Lagos have for allegedly killing his neighbour.
Balogun, 35, allegedly committed the offence at his 32, Ola Street, Itire, home in Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
The incident occurred on Saturday around 1:30am.
It was learnt that Balogun and his neighbour, Peter Elebo, engaged in a brawl over the time to close their compound gate.
Balogun allegedly pushed Elebo, who started vomiting blood and died on the spot.
The late Elebo’s daughter, Faith, reported the incident at the Itire Police Station around 7:20am.
The officers arrested the suspect.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the suspect was arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, Lagos for further investigation and prosecution.
Elkana said: “On Saturday, around 7:20am, one Faith Elebo of 32, Ola Street reported at the Itire Police Station that at about 1:30am, Sheriff Balogun, 35, who lives in the same compound with them, fought with her father, Peter Elebo, over when to close their compound gate.
“Balogun pushed down Elebo, who started vomiting blood and died on the spot. Homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Itire, Barkfur Kromkyes, a Superintendent (SP), visited the scene. The body was evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy. The suspect was arrested and transferred to the SCID for discreet investigation and prosecution.”
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