Car wash attendant arrested in Lagos for killing student over girlfriend

A 38 year old car wash attendant Monday
Ekwekuba, an indigene of , has been arrested by the Lagos
state Police command for killing 26-year-old student Wisdom Okafor
pictured above in
the Ojokoro area of Lagos State following a disagreement over the
victim’s closeness to his girlfriend.

Punch reports that the suspect Ekwekuba
had visited his girlfriend on March 22nd and met Wisdom in her house.
He accused the deceased of having an affair with his girlfriend and out
of anger, picked up a stick and smashed it on Wisdom’s head who took to
his heels but unfortunately ran into a moving vehicle where he was
crushed to death.

According to Daniel, the victim’s younger
brother, he said his brother became friends with the lady in question
after he mistakenly dialed her number. He said they were never dating

“It was after he mistakenly
dialled her phone number and they spoke that she invited him to her
apartment and that was how they met. He later saw her in a nylon company
where he was working to raise money for his exams. She was also working
there. She was older than my brother and there was no way they could be
dating,” he said.

Also speaking on the incident, his elder brother, Celestine said “On Sunday, March 22, around
10.30pm, the police came with a lady to my house and asked for my
brother. They said he was involved in a fight and had injured a man
named Monday (Ekwekuba), who had been hospitalized.  I told them my brother went out to see a
friend and had yet to return to the house. They said they would arrest
me until I was able to produce my brother. I was detained and later they asked me to pay N10, 000 for Monday’s treatment, which I did. They then asked how I would produce my
brother, and I decided to call him in their presence. His phone started
ringing in the pocket of one of the policemen. The officer said the
phone belonged to the man in the hospital, who had just died.”

reports say the girl in question later confessed that her boyfriend
pursued the victim to his death. The suspect went into hiding after the
incident but was later arrested.

Celestine has made a plea to the police to release his brother’s body for burial

“Our mother is late and our father is in the village in Enugu. He is
sick, and I cannot inform him of the death of our brother because I
don’t know what can happen to him. My job has been at a standstill and
they should please release the corpse to us so I can go and bury him and
move on” he said. The police however say they would release his body after they receive the autopsy result on his corpse.

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