21 November, 2008


MURDER ... At last, police arrest run-away suspec


Thursday, November 20, 2008
The oranges Photo: Sun News Publishing

The fleeing 15-year-old girl in Lagos, who allegedly stabbed 18 years old male student, Tomola Akanye, to death, has been arrested by police detectives from Apapa Division.Bose Omagbemi, was arrested in her relative’s house at Oworonsoki area of the state, where she went into hiding.

The suspect was said to have narrated to the police how she killed Akanye in Itun Agan, a village in Tincan Island area of Lagos. She claimed that problem started when the deceased bought N10 orange from her but refused to pay.The suspect, a native of Ondo state, also disclosed how she made passionate appeal to the boy to pay for the orange without success, before she was provoked to the point of holding his shirt.

She explained that it was when the boy wanted to hit her with his head that she stabbed him in the chest with the knife she was holding in her hand.She said when she noticed he was dying, she fled from the village. “I didn’t know he would die. He bought N10 orange from me and refused to pay. I held his cloth and when he wanted to hit me with his head, I stabbed him with the knife. I will never fight again in my life,” Omagbemi said, sobbing.Police had earlier arrested her mother, leading to the arrest of her fleeing daughter.

The deceased’s father, Arife Akanye, a police Sergeant was said to have died two years ago while his wife died four years ago.Meanwhile, the body of the victim has been deposited in a public morgue for autopsy, while the case would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigations.