Police detectives have arrested a student of the Redeemers University, Ogun State in connection with the brutal murder of a banker by his suspected gay lover.
Detectives believe that the student is the prime suspect.
The Nigerian Compass had on Tuesday reported the death of the banker, identified as Adindu Ohamara, in Bariga, a Lagos suburb.
According to sources, the banker was on 19 April, 2013 found in a pool of his blood in his room, having been stabbed several times. Six persons were thereafter arrested in connection with the crime by detectives from the homicide unit of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) in Panti, Lagos State.
Some of the persons picked-up by the Police included a sister of the deceased, names withheld. She regained freedom on Wednesday.
Detectives finally picked the male student from The Redeemers University, located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, who is regarded in police circle as the prime suspect.
According to our sources, the prime suspect, names withheld, initially denied knowing the deceased while being drilled by Police detectives. But he later admitted knowing the deceased but gave an alibi that he was reading with some of his colleagues at the university premises at the time of the murder.
The Police thereafter visited the university where the school authorities were said to have told them that the student was not anywhere near their premises at that material time.
The father of the suspect also told Police detectives that his son got home around 10p.m that day.
Ohamara, in his 30s, had lived in a three-bedroom flat with his elder sister and one Collins, a male undergraduate of the University of Lagos, who was described as squatting with them. Collins was a friend to the deceased. It was learnt that on the day Ohamara was killed, he had returned home from office with a stranger with whom he was suspected to have had a gay relationship.
According to the security guard at the gate, Ohamara and the stranger arrived at the home in the deceased’s car.
It was learnt that some of the persons earlier arrested in connection with the murder have identified the undergraduate as the stranger who returned home with Ohamara that night and disappeared before the severely-stabbed banker was discovered.