A 42-year-old man, Mr. Dickson Igbinoba, a father of two, was killed in Benin City, Edo state following a physical combat with one Mr. Osakioya Eguavoen over their lover.
Before the tragic encounter the two men were said to have been in a supremacy battle to undo each other as they exchanged rounds of blows at the woman’s apartment leading to the death of Igbinovia.
The incident which took place at Obasuyi Street in Egor quarters of Egor local government area of the state left many resident in utter shock and disbelief.
The deceased, whom police identified as Mr. Dickson Igbinoba, was allegedly killed by one Mr. Osakioya Egavoen, 41, with five children, during the fisticuff inside the woman’s room.
The woman, Ms Osasogie Edo-Ekhator, 37, mother of four children for two other men watched with chagrin as her two “lover guests” unleashed deadly aggression on each other.
Police hinted that trouble started when the deceased who was cooling off at the lady’s room picked her call only to discover that the caller was another man.
At the end of the conversation, the caller who turned out to be Mr. Osakioya Eguavoen allegedly drove to the lady’s residence where he met his rival “lover boy”, Mr. Dickson Igbinoba.
A brief altercation said to have ensued between the duo, climaxed in a fight during which late Mr. Dickson Igbinoba collapsed as Mr. Osakioya Egavoen swiftly fled the scene.
He was arrested by men of Ogida police station after few days of a manhunt. It was gathered that the suspect’s wife and children had fled their homes for fear of attack by aggrieved members of the bereaved family.
The Public Relations Officer for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the woman with her alleged killer lover had been arrested and they have made statements.
While stating that investigation had commenced, he advised residents to always control their emotions to avoid unforeseen circumstances of this nature.