Man Slumps, Dies In Kwara While Fighting Neighbour

Omotosho Jimoh of the Elekoyangan neighbourhood, Oke-Suna, Ilorin, Kwara State, is the subject of a manhunt by the Kwara State Police Command due to the killing of his neighbour, Usman Abubakar.

On March 20, 2025, a slight misunderstanding between the fleeing suspect and the dead allegedly resulted in physical combat, which is said to have caused Abubakar’s death.

Usman Abubakar slumped during the ensuing fisticuffs and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.

She said that the Command has commenced an investigation into the matter, adding that efforts were underway to apprehend the suspect and ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

The statement read: “The Kwara State Police Command is saddened to report a tragic incident of culpable homicide which occurred on March 20, 2024, in Ilorin.

“At about 2030hrs on March 20, 2024, Mr. Adebayo Ahmed, a resident of Isale Koko, Ojagboro, Ilorin, reported a distressing incident involving his son, Usman Abubakar.

“It was reported that on the same day around 1930hrs, Usman engaged in a hand-to-hand combat with one Omotosho Jimoh of Elekoyangan area, Oke-Suna, Ilorin, over a minor issue.

“Tragically, during the altercation, Usman Abubakar slumped and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

“Immediately, the scene of the crime was visited, and the necessary documentation was carried out. However, the family of the deceased has declined to release the body for autopsy, insisting on burial according to Islamic rites.

“Presently, the suspect, Omotosho Jimoh, is at large. The Kwara State Police Command has initiated a preliminary investigation into the matter, and efforts are underway to apprehend the suspect and ascertain the full circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident.

“The Command assures the public that every effort is being made to bring the perpetrators to justice. Further updates on this case will be communicated as the investigation progresses.”