The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the murder of a banker, Adindu Ohamara, who was gouged to death by his suspected homosexual partner in Akoka, Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that Ohamara lived in a three-bedroom flat with his elder sister, Flora and one Collins, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos. According to residents’ reports, the banker was gouged repeatedly at his residence located at 26 Obayan Street.
Reporters learnt that Ohamara, who was believed to be a homosexual, was always bringing different men, who were also believed to be into same sex relationship, to his home. It was learnt that trouble started when he (Ohamara) decided to get married due to pressure from his family.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said after the banker had his wedding introduction, a man, believed to be also a gay came to fight him. He said, “A few weeks ago, Ohamara did his wedding introduction and shortly after that, one man came to the compound to fight him. There was a lot of noise over the issue and even neighbours had to come to settle the matter. “The unidentified man complained that he had been jilted and threatened to deal with Ohamara before he left in anger.”
The matter was learnt to have been reported to the Sabo Police Division but was later referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba. It was however gathered that the police later arrested all the adult occupants of the building, including the security guard identified only as Kazeem. The policemen allegedly demanded N350,000 from each of the detained persons before they could be released.
The landlord of the residence, Yemi Oketola, said the deceased had issued him two post-dated cheques as payment for his rent. Oketola on hearing of the arrest of his other tenants, visited the SCID and appealed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Damilola Adegbuyi, for their release.