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Police arrest alleged killer of tricycle operator in Ilorin

Kayode Oluwatomi, the alleged killer of a tricycle operator in Kwara State has been arrested by the State Police Command in Ilorin.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that an unidentified man said to be a lawyer, allegedly hit a tricycle with an object suspected to be ‘charm’ during an argument.

This was following the accident at the Garin Alimi roundabout on Monday.

Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday.

He said “a case of culpable homicide was reported on Monday 13/09/2021, at about 1945 hours by one Ganiyu Adebayo, Vice Chairman, Tricycle Riders Association, Garin Alimi/Asa Dam unit, Ilorin at Budo Nuhu police station.

“He said on the same date at about 1650hours, a tricycle operator, one Kola Adeyemi of Boluwaji area, Egbejila, Ilorin, hit a Honda bullet car with registration number BX 954 AJL, black colour driven by one Kayode Oluwatomi, a staff of BYC Consultant firm, Irewolede area, Ilorin, at the back and broke one of its parking lights valued N2,500.

“The Tricycle operator begged to pay N2,000 for the broken light but Kayode, (driver) refused.

“Argument ensued, the driver slapped the Tricycle operator and he slumped.”

“He was confirmed dead at Garin Alimi hospital, Ilorin, while the driver has been arrested and undergoing investigation,” the spokesman further disclosed.

Okasanmi said he will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.

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