Gordon Daniel has been arrested over an alleged attempt to kill his neighbour’s family over electric bill disagreement. Daniel, a resident of Ajegunle, Lagos State, was accused by Saidat Shakiru of putting ‘sniper,’ an insecticide, in a pot of soup she was cooking on Tuesday.
It was gathered that Shakiru had left the soup on fire, to attend to another issue, only to return and discover that the soup reeked of sniper. She then accused Daniel, who was the only resident of the compound at home when she was cooking.
Daniel, who blamed his actions on the devil, said
“Shakiru 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.”
A source at Ajegunle police station, said Daniel will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti.