Two herbalists, identified as, Quadri and Adam have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing a man, Wasiu Balogun, and his friend, Wale Aderinto, to death in the Agbado area of the state.
The herbalists, who are siblings, allegedly attacked Wasiu and his friend with knives for confronting them after they allegedly stripped Wasiu’s wife, Mutiat.
On the day, a teenage girl, Kabirat, who is the younger sister of the herbalists, had come to Mutiat’s house, and the woman had scolded her for failing to greet the people she (Kabirat) met in the house. Kabirat was said to have left the place in anger.
It was gathered that Adam and Quadri, came some minutes later to Mutiat’s house, and started a quarrel, during which they allegedly stripped the woman and beat her up.
Thirty-eight-year-old Wasiu, who worked as a vulcaniser, and his friend, Aderinto, a welder, reportedly came back from their workplaces in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State, and met distraught Mutiat at home. The two were said to have headed for the herbalists’ house after they were told of what transpired between Mutiat and the herbalists. On getting to house, the issue went out of hand, which led to the herbalists stabbing Wasiu and Aderinto to death.
It was learnt that the neighbours reported the incident at the Agbado Police Division. The herbalists were subsequently arrested and detained.
The Ogun State acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest. He added that investigation was ongoing into the matter at the state command headquarters, Abeokuta.