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Man kills commercial sex worker over price in Lagos

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One Babatunde Damilare has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly killing a commercial sex worker over price.

The deceased is simply identified as Elochukwu.

The incident which happened on November 6, 2019, at Edo Inn Hotel, 17 Atan Street, Empire Surulere, Lagos, followed a fight between the two of them.

The spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, made the disclosure in a statement he released on Sunday.

The statement reads:  “On 6/11/2019 at about 2300hours, Surulere Police Station received an information that one commercial sex worker identified as Elochukwu ‘f’ engaged her customer, Babatunde Damilare ‘m’ in a fight over the price of sex, at Edo Inn Hotel, No 17 Atan Street, Empire, Surulere.

“During the scuffle, the said Babatunde Damilare picked a knife and stabbed Elochukwu severally on her neck which led to her death on the spot.

“The suspect was arrested by homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Surulere, CSP Adebayo Adeoya.

“Corpse of the deceased person was evacuated and deposited at Mainland Hospital morgue, Yaba for autopsy.

“Investigation is ongoing, the suspect will be charged to court.”