Police in Lagos have arrested a security guard for allegedly killing his colleague at Magodo area of the state.
The suspect, Monday Odey, was arrested at Iwo, Osun State on May 2 after allegedly absconding following the incident.
Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Saturday that the case was reported on April 5 by Bola Ikupoluyi, employer of the guards.
Mr Ikupoluyi was said to have reported that Odey hit his colleague, Abdullahi Yinusa, with a shovel on the head and face which led to his death.
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 Abdullahi Yinusa for challenging him. The complainant, being their employer responded by sacking the suspect and ordered him to vacate the premises immediately,” the statement 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 the said Abdullahi Yinusa.”
Mr Elkana said the suspect dumped the corpse at a canal behind their employer’s house and absconded.
He added that the suspect would be charged to court for murder.