A jealous lover identified as, Samuel Adeniyi has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend with a sledgehammer in Lagos State.
Adeniyi, who got consumed by emotions and smashed the head of his girlfriend, claimed he suspected that the girlfriend might leave him for another person.
The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, revealed this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja.
The CP said: “One Samuel Adeniyi got consumed by emotions and smashed the head of his girlfriend, and killed her. He (Adeniyi) said he suspected that the girl may leave him and perhaps for just that reason, he killed her and ran away. We have succeeded in arresting him and recovering the sledgehammer that he used and we will bring him to justice.
“It’s exactly a month that we launched Operation Flush which was designed to reclaim the public space from criminal elements that emerged at some point to threaten the internal security order in Lagos State.
“Within the past two weeks, we recovered 18 firearms including two AK 47 rifles, one locally fabricated and one very unique gun. It is a form of weapon that has never been found in the armoury of criminals in this country, it was also recovered.
Two locally fabricated toy guns that were used to perfect robbery were also recovered. Fifteen cartridges, four expended cartridges, six matches, 34 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, and two bags containing fake US dollars and Pounds Sterling notes were recovered as well.”
Idowu Owohunwa added that six kegs of fake Total engine oil were also recovered in another operation saying, “This again points to the fact that there is a syndicate adulterating engine oil within Lagos. That syndicate has also been cracked.”