The Lagos State Police Command has started investigation
into the murder of a banker, Adindu Ohamara, who was
stabbed to death by his suspected homosexual lover in
Akoka, Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos
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, the banker was stabbed repeatedly at
his residence located at 26 Obayan Street.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Ohamara, who was believed to be
a homosexual, was fond of bringing different men, who
were also believed to be into same sex relationship, to his
It was learnt that trouble started when he (Ohamara) decided
to get married due to pressure from his family.
A resident, who craved 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.”
Our correspondent learnt that on April 9, 2013, the banker
returned home with a man, who allegedly stabbed him at
midnight and left.
According to police sources, hours before the incident,
Collins went to Oharama’s room where he met the stranger
sitting on Oharama’s bed, discussing with him.
A domestic worker in the house, who craved anonymity,
said he saw the suspect fleeing with a laptop at midnight.
He said, “It was a Friday evening. Ohamara came home with
the man and they went inside. I went to sleep but at
midnight, I saw the man carrying a laptop and then he
opened the gate and left. He did not run so I was not
“Around 4am, Collins and Flora started shouting for help. A
neighbour came to help them and they took him into his
Toyota Camry and drove to a hospital.”
It was learnt that Ohamara was taken to Jonken Hospital
from where he was referred to the Lagos University
Teaching Hospital Idi Araba where he was confirmed dead.
The matter, it was learnt, was reported at the Sabo Police
Division but was later referred to the State Criminal
Investigation Department, Yaba.
Our correspondent, who visited the house on Monday, learnt
that the police later arrested all the adult occupants of the
building, including the security guard identified only as
The policemen allegedly demanded N350,000 from each of
the detained persons before they could be released.
The landlord of the property, 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.
He said, “I do not live in the house but immediately I got
wind of the incident, I went to the SCID and I met with the
DCP in charge. I complained that a neighbour, who took
Ohamara to the hospital ,was arrested. The DCP promised
that my tenants would be released.
“When I went to see the Investigating Police Officer, he
informed me that the cost of bailing each person was N350,
000. I called the DCP and he was very angry when he heard
about the demand. He said he would make sure that the
tenants were released.”
When contacted on the telephone, the spokesperson for the
state police command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the murder.
Braide however said she could not confirm if the deceased
was a homosexual or not.
She said, “According to information I got at the SCID
Homicide unit, there are only two suspects in custody, the
deceased’s sister (Flora) and the UNILAG student (Collins).
I am not aware of any other arrests.
“Also, I am not aware of any N350, 000 bail because bail is
free. Investigations are ongoing and we will get to the
bottom of it.”
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