Two women have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing Osita Anwuanwu, 64, in the Arida region of Ikotun.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Sunday that the deceased’s daughter said he had an altercation with the suspects and slumped as a result.
The suspects were transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation, according to Adejobi.
“Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have again arrested two suspects for the alleged killing of one Osita Anwuanwu, 64, in the Ikotun area of Lagos State on April 8, 2021, around 8.45pm.
“The daughter of the deceased, Linda Anwuanwu, reported to the police at Ikotun Division that she was informed that her father, one Osita Anwuanwu, 64, was lying unconscious in a pub at Arida after he had a misunderstanding with one Ngozi Emezue, 38, and Juliet Eguebor, 35. Police operatives from the Ikotun Division raced to the scene and rushed the deceased to the General Hospital, Igando, where he was certified dead.
“According to preliminary investigation by the police, the deceased had gone to check his lady friend, Juliet, who he had not seen for some time, at Ngozi’s pub, where he and the suspects engaged in a hot argument and physical assault before he slumped.
“The two suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Osita Anwuanwu.” He said.