key highlight from the news:
- Alleged Cause of Death: Akinwale is said to have pushed Adesida while he was trying to intervene in a fight between the suspect and his girlfriend, whom he had accused of collecting a phone number from another man at the ceremony.
- Eye Witness Account: According to an eyewitness, Adesida had attempted to stop Akinwale from beating up his girlfriend, but in a fit of rage, Akinwale pushed him to the ground, causing him to lose consciousness. Adesida was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.
- Police Response: The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the arrest of Akinwale, adding that an investigation into the incident had commenced.
A man identified as Rafiu Akinwale, also known as ‘Slow’, has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command over the death of Prince Adesoji Adesida. Adesida died after being allegedly pushed by Akinwale while trying to intervene in a fight between the suspect and his girlfriend at a funeral held at the International Cultural and Event Centre in Akure on Friday. According to reports, Adesida had attempted to stop Akinwale from beating up his girlfriend, who he accused of collecting a phone number from another man at the ceremony. Akinwale, who is a member of the Oodua Peoples Congress, has been taken into custody, and an investigation into the incident has been launched by the police.