Blind Love: Man Kills Best Friend To Date Girlfriend

Blind Love: Man Kills Best Friend To Date Girlfriend
Abraham Umar was killed by his friend who wanted to take over his girlfriend
Abraham Umar was killed by his friend who wanted to take over his girlfriend

A 28-year-old man commercial bus driver, Abraham Umar, has been reportedly killed by his close friend who desperately wanted to take over his girlfriend.

Punch reports that Umar aka Abi, was killed by suspected cult members at Cele bus stop, in the Ijanikin area of state after he was set up by the love-struck friend.
It was gathered that the Benue State-born victim was eating at the girlfriend’s mother’s restaurant located close to the bus stop when the gunmen invaded the place around 9 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, and shot him in the head, killing him instantly.
The incident was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station and the girlfriend identified as Elo, was arrested.
An eyewitness who spoke to newsmen said the gunmen came in a group after Abraham who plied the Lagos-Badagry Expressway route, parked his vehicle and went to eat.
“He was with his conductor and the owner of the commercial bus when one of the gunmen tapped him on the back. Another one pushed him and slammed his head against the wall. Then one of them put a gun to his head and shot him dead. Everybody ran away.”
The victim’s sister, Aminat Umar, said Abraham’s friend, one Peter, broke the news to the family, explaining that the victim had called her after parking his vehicle around 9.21 pm.
“He said he was on his way home. About 10 minutes later, his friend, Peter, rushed to our house saying Abi had been shot at Cele bus stop and that his corpse had been taken to a police station.
My mother and uncle ran to the Ijanikin Police Station but were told that nobody was brought there. They went to a private hospital around Cele bus stop and were again told that the body was not brought to the hospital.
The hospital workers said they should check the station. The police later admitted that he was there. I was told that his conductor and the owner of the commercial bus were in the cell.”
His foster father, Muhammed Umaru, said Abraham had been receiving threatening text messages from some men who asked him to stop his relationship with Elo.
“They told him to leave the girl because she belonged to one of them. My son’s friend, Peter, said the young man behind the messages had once confronted them.
I was told that the rival was dark in complexion and had dreadlocks. I told his aunt and uncle, who asked the girl to stay away from Abraham and also warned him to leave Elo alone. But they refused to quit the relationship,” Umaru said.
The girl in question, however, said Abraham was her only boyfriend, adding that she could not tell why he was killed.
“He called me last night (Tuesday), saying he was going to my mum’s shop and if he could wait for me there. I said he should not wait because I was at my brother’s place in Ajegunle and would not be coming back that night.
I told him that we were planning my brother’s wedding. On Wednesday when I got back home, I was told Abi had been killed. I don’t know about any threat because he did not tell me about it,” she said.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti who confirmed the incident, said four suspects had been arrested, noting that Abraham’s best friend set him up over the 17-year-old girlfriend.
“Abraham’s friend had a crush on the girl. It got to a point of obsession as he started talking to the man’s girlfriend to leave him. However, when he was not getting the desired cooperation from the girl, he set up his friend with some other guys, who killed him.
The matter was reported at the Ijankin Police Station and immediately, the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi ordered the Divisional Police Officer to fish out the murderers.
So far, the DPO has picked up four suspects, while the principal suspect, the one who had a crush on the girl, is still at large. We are on his trail and he cannot escape justice.”

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