JUST IN: 1 Dies During Fisticuffs In Kwara As Suspect Flees

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1 Dies During Fisticuffs In Kwara As Suspect Flees

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Policemen have launched a manhunt for one Omotosho Jimoh of Elekoyangan area, Oke-Suna, Ilorin, Kwara State, over the of his neighbour, Usman Abubakar.

The fleeing suspect reportedly in physical combat with the deceased on March 20, 2025, over a minor misunderstanding, which reportedly led to the death of Abubakar.

LEADERSHIP gathered that Usman Abubakar slumped during the ensuing fisticuffs and was rushed to the , where he was pronounced by a medical personnel.

The spokesperson of the State , Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.

She said that the Command has commenced investigation into the matter, adding that efforts were underway to apprehend the suspect and ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

The statement read: “The Kwara State Command is saddened to report a tragic incident of culpable homicide which occurred on March 20, 2024, in Ilorin.

“At about 2030hrs on March 20, 2024, Mr. Adebayo Ahmed, a resident of Isale Koko, Ojagboro, Ilorin, reported a distressing incident involving his son, Usman Abubakar.

“It was reported that on the same day around 1930hrs, Usman engaged in a hand-to-hand combat with one Omotosho Jimoh of Elekoyangan area, Oke-Suna, Ilorin, over a minor issue.

“Tragically, during the altercation, Usman Abubakar slumped and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a medical personnel.

“Immediately, the scene of the crime was visited, the necessary documentation carried out. However, the family of the deceased has declined releasing the body for , insisting on according to .

“Presently, the suspect, Omotosho Jimoh, is at large. The Kwara State Police Command has initiated preliminary investigation into the matter, and efforts are underway to apprehend the suspect and ascertain the full circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident.

“The Command assures the public that every effort is being made to bring the perpetrators to . Further updates on this case will be communicated as the investigation progresses.”

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