Nigeria: Chinese National Accused of Attempted Murder in Ogun State Flees

Nigeria: Chinese National Accused of Attempted Murder in Ogun State Flees

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

A Chinese national, identified as Yespon, is currently on the run after allegedly using an electric shocker on one of his father’s employees, Kelvin Godwin, at a timber factory in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The incident took place at a timber forest on the Ijebu-Ode-Owa Express Road last Tuesday at around 5:30 pm.

According to reports, trouble started when Godwin, a factory worker, was suspected of stealing flour that was believed to belong to Yespon’s father, Yenchingin. An argument broke out between the two over the stolen flour, and Yespon allegedly used an electric shocker on Godwin, causing him to lose consciousness.

Other factory workers, including Yespon’s father, immediately rushed Godwin to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. However, the suspect fled the scene after committing the alleged crime.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident and stated that the Obalende Divisional Police Headquarters is making efforts to apprehend the fleeing suspect. Odutola explained that the case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation.

This incident is not the first involving a Chinese national in Nigeria. In a previous case in Kano, another Chinese man named Frank Geng-Quangrong was accused of stabbing his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, to death in September 2024. Geng-Quangrong was arrested and is currently standing trial for culpable homicide before a Kano High Court.

The incident involving Yespon highlights the need for thorough investigations and appropriate legal action to ensure justice is served. The authorities must continue their efforts to apprehend the suspect and bring him to face the consequences of his alleged actions.

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