It was learnt that on Thursday, neighbours forced the door to his apartment open and the corpse was discovered. The victim’s brother, Paul, also a trader, said neighbours called to inform him that his brother had not been seen for some days.
He said, I was called by the landlord that they have not seen my brother for some time. They said a stranger dropped his phone and house key with the security guard. When I got here, we opened the door to his flat. We saw his bloated body, with a rope tied on his neck. There was a mortar, pestle and a knife on the bed. Obviously he was murdered. We are confused now; we have reported the matter at Okota Police Station. They have collected the knife and pestle. What I am craving now is justice. Police should investigate this matter and prosecute all involved. We were told that the security guard at their house was not around on that fateful day, so a certain man dropped the key to my brother’s house and his telephone with a female trader in front of the house. The guard told us that he knew the person who dropped the key.”
The guard and the trader have been arrested by the police.