Dec 9, 2014 – Fisherman Killed Colleague At Ogbun River In Epe Lagos, Taiye Agbaje Arrested For Monday Ukoro’s Murder
A very popular fisher man and photographer, Taiye Agbaje has been arrested in connection to the murder of his colleague, one Monday Ukoro.
The 27-year-old suspect was said to have used Canoe Paddle to hit Ukoro on the head while they were fishing at Ogbun village river in Epe area of Lagos where they both reside.
Police revealed that the two argued over N3000 debt before the tragedy.
The late Ukoro was missing for four days before his corpse sailed to the bank of the river and when Agbaje was arrested by the police and he confessed that he was the cause of Ukoro’s death.
The matter was transferred to SCID where Agbaje also confessed of committing the crime. Narrating what transpired, Agbaje told the police that the late Ukoro borrowed the money from him and refused to pay back.
He said when they went fishing, he demanded his money from him but he refused and insisted that he would not pay him, adding that, Agbaje would not do anything to him.
He said that utterance got him angry and he hit his head with a canoe paddle causing him to fall inside the river which eventually resulted in his death.
He said he did not tell anyone what happened until the corpse was recovered four days later. He explained that his conscience pricked him afterwards and he confessed.
The suspect has been remanded at Ikoyi Prison as matter was adjourned till January 7th, 2015.