A man identified as Gordon Daniel has been arrested after he allegedly doused insecticide in his neighbor's pot of soup. Daniel, a resident of Ajegunle was accused by the neighbour, Mrs. Saidat Shakiru of putting insecticide in a pot of soup she was cooking on Tuesday.
It was reported that the woman had left her soup pot on the fire to attend to another issue only to return and discover that the soup reeked of sniper, a poisonous liquid insecticide.
According to source, the woman was reported to have accused Daniel who was the only resident of the compound at home when she was cooking.
She was said to have alerted the landlady who resides on the topmost floor of the storey building as well as her husband who was at work before the matter was reported to the Baale of Aiyetoro street, Saheed Fakunle. After carrying out enough investigations, the Baale handed the suspect over to the police along with the pot of soup.
The Nation also gathered that the suspect, had blamed his actions on the devil. Daniel who claimed that he did it out of angry because the woman usually insulted him over electric bill.
“The woman has been insulting me over electricity bill. I don’t know what got over me so I decided to put sniper inside their soup to punish her. I am sorry. I regret what I have done. She insulted me so much because of the electricity bill if not I don’t have any problem with her and her husband,” he said.
The owner of the house, Taiye Aroyewun frowned at the suspect’s action, calling him a madman.
“The man must be a madman to have attempted to wipe out an entire family. Now that he has been caught, he’s pleading and trying everything possible to settle the matter. Everybody refused because he is a wicked man who committed a wicked act. If I forgive him today, supposing he chops my head off tomorrow what would happen?”