A 21 year-old Nigerian, Rafael Ikechuckwu, has been arrested for killing a Spanish man in Lagos whom he said was his lover. According to his account, he has been lovers with the middle aged Spanish man, Gafaru Anthony for more than two years before the incident occurred. Mr Anthony was in the country on the invitation of Mr Ikechukwu. He slashed his lover’s throat after a fight at the Goti Gate Hotel at FESTAC town where they had planned to lodge for one week.
A quarrel reportedly ensued between the lovers after they retired to their room. Mr Ikechukwu allegedly overpowered Mr Anthony during the fight and slashed his throat with a broken bottle. Police officers from the Homicide Department at Panti, Yaba, were invited to the scene, and they arrested Mr Ikechukwu. The body of Mr Anthony was taken to the mortuary for autopsy.
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