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Man stabs twins, kills one over girlfriend



Kene in hospital bed

Police to retrieve guns from alcoholic, drug-addictive officers to prevent accidental discharge
The police at Ikotun division have intensified efforts to arrest one Alex Onuora who allegedly stabbed two brothers who are twins after their younger sister refused to have an affair with him.

According to findings, one of the twins died on the spot while the other is still lying critically ill at a hospital in Lagos State. The victim who bled to death was identified as Elvis Mekwa while his twin brother was identified as Kene.

The late Elvis was a Mass communication undergraduate at the National Open University. The duo suffered their fate after they engaged Onuora and his friend simply known as Alia in a fight over their younger sister.

The incident happened in front of a hotel owned by the wife of a popular musician, Segun Adewale, located at Liasu Road at Council bus stop, Ikotun.

Onuora allegedly used a broken bottle to stab Elvis on the neck and he bled to death, while his twin brother Kene, who suffered several stabs was rushed to a hospital where doctors are presently battling to save his life.

It was gathered that trouble started after their sister rebuffed an approach by Onuora and Alia to lure her for sex in the hotel where they went to drink. In anger, Onuora reportedly assaulted the girl who went and reported to her twin brothers that evening.

When her brothers approached Onuora to know why he assaulted their sister, it resulted in exchange of words, which led to a brawl. During the fracas, Onuora allegedly took bottles from the hotel, broke it and stabbed the victims.

When newsmen visited their resident at number 5, Olalekan Adekoye Street, opposite the hotel, in Ikotun, their parents who confirmed the incident declined to speak on the matter. Residents expressed shock over what happened and were seen consoling the family.

When The Guardian visited Onuora’s house at 51, Olalekan Adekoye Street, his neighbours said he fled after the incident. At the Ikotun police division where the matter was reported, the DPO was not present to comment on the matter.

A police source at the station confirmed the incident and said some arrest have been made, noting that, the manager of the hotel where the incident reportedly happened, Chibueze Anumudu, and a woman simply identified as Blessing, were arrested and detained at the station for interrogation.

Police said the prime suspects; Onuora and Alia are still at large. Lagos State police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, noted that the police have commenced investigation into the matter.

In another development, as part of measures to curb killing of innocent citizens by policemen, guns would be withdrawn from any personnel who abuse alcohol and drugs in the system.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Bala Hassan stated this yesterday at the Police College, Ikeja, during the launch of medical kits for urine drug test, as well as mass screening for hypertension and diabetes in the police force.

He noted that aside retrieving weapons from the affected officers, the police have set in motion in place to ensure they are rehabilitated and rid of the vice before entrusting them with the important duty of saving lives and properties.

“These officers and men need to be very healthy, fit and safe in order to be able to carryout these statutory duties. It is in realisation of this that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has placed health care packages in the hands of all policemen, through the National Health Insurance Scheme, collaborating stakeholders, and now mass screening for hypertension and diabetes in police officers.

“The urine drug test for alcohol and drug abuse us aimed at ensuring the safety of lives and property of Nigerians from accidental discharges by police officers who carry firearms.
“Hopefully, only policemen that test negative to alcohol and other substance abuse that will be allowed to carry firearms,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Medical, Dr. Modupe Obembe, said every police officer was expected to be physically, mentally and socially fit, as well as emotionally stable. Obembe also warned policemen to be faithful to their partners and avoid unprotected sex; have regular exercise, among others.

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