In Lagos: Customer stabs sex worker to death

Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Babatunde Damilare for allegedly stabbing a commercial sex worker, one Elochukwu, to death in the Surulere area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday that Damilare and Elochukwu had engaged in a fight over the amount to be paid for her service when the suspect used a knife to stab her in the neck.

He stated that Elochukwu died on the spot, adding that homicide detectives had arrested Damilare and would charge him.

Elkana stated, “On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, around 11pm, the Surulere Police Station received information that a commercial sex worker, identified as Elochukwu, engaged her customer, Babatunde Damilare, in a fight over the price of sex at the Edo Inn, No. 17 Atan Street, Empire, Surulere. During the scuffle, the said Babatunde Damilare picked a knife and stabbed Elochukwu in her neck, which led to her death on the spot.

“The suspect was arrested by homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Surulere, CSP Adebayo Adeoya. The corpse of the deceased was evacuated and deposited in the Mainland Hospital morgue, Yaba, for autopsy. An investigation is ongoing. The suspect will be charged.” Punch

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