Police arrest soldier for allegedly stabbing man with knife in Ondo

Ondo State Police Command has arrested a serving soldier with the Nigerian Army, Tope Kazeem, for allegedly stabbing one Bunmi Omodele in Akure, the state capital, following a misunderstanding. 


The soldier, who is serving at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks in Akure, was said to have attacked the victim, Bummi Omodele and stabbed him severally in the back and some other parts of the body during the fight.


According to an eyewitness, the victim, Omodele had a disagreement with the Kazeem’s friend, Azeez Ayomide in Adilewa area, off Oyemekun Road, Akure which led to a fight between them and the military officer had to intervene.


He said the soldier joined the fight to protect his friend from being beaten and stabbed Omodele severally.


He explained that the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital where he was treated.


The soldier was apprehended and dragged to the police station where he was detained.


Spokesperson of the State Police Command,  Funmi Odunlami, who confirmed the incident to Channels TV said that the soldier has been arrested, adding that investigation is ongoing. 


Odunlami noted that further details would be made available to the public later, as the case has been transferred to the state Police headquarter.