The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man for killing and burying his close friend identified as Moses Alugo, for allegedly sleeping with his wife, the Vanguard reports.
It was gathered that the suspect’s neighbors had informed him of the closeness between his wife and his friend, suggesting they were having a sexual affair.
The suspect reportedly challenged his friend about the allegation but Alugo denied ever having anything to do with his wife but that did not go down well with him.
The suspect left the deceased house only to return sometime later to warn him of dire consequence if he failed to let go his wife. In the exchange of words that followed, a fight ensued between them, leading to the suspect stabbing his friend to death.
After killing Alugo, the suspect hurriedly buried him a shallow grave at Akinpelu Camp, Ode-Aye, in the state, but he was later picked up by detectives from Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID), for murder after the matter was reported.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, saying that before detectives could get to the scene of the crime, the killer had buried the victim.
Joseph added that the case had been transferred to the state CIID for further investigation, describing the incident as unfortunate and warned the people against taking laws into their hands.