DSS officer stabs caretaker over electricity bill in Osun



Uba Group

There was panic in Tinumola area of Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday when a tenant reported to be an officer of the Department of State Services allegedly stabbed his caretaker, Omosola Oladele after an argument over payment of an electricity bill.

The crisis ensued on Tuesday night when fellow neighbours reported the DSS officer who was simply identified as Tifase to the caretaker about his nonchalant attitude to bills in the house.

According to the witnesses, the DSS officer stabbed the caretaker with a dagger after he asked him about payment of an electricity bill.

The 60-year-old caretaker, Oladele, while on hospital bed, narrated that “One of the tenants of the storey building, reported to me that NEPA people came to cut light because they’ve not paid the current electricity. She said that only two people, Tifase and one other person, have not paid.

“NEPA would have disconnected the light if people didn’t intervene but he angrily told me ‘they should cut it’. One of the eyewitnesses told him he should apologise for the utterance but instead, he went inside and came out with a dagger and stabbed me.”

While narrating the incident, one of the witnesses, Morounkola Tosin, said that the issue started on the 16th of August when the occupants of the house needed to pay electricity bills.

“Some people have volunteered to pay the electricity bills but what they are asking for was a refund before he came out with a dagger to stab Mr.Oladele.

“We rushed Mr. Oladele to hospital and I went to report the case to Dada Estate Police Station. Before I came back from the police station, I met some DSS operatives who said they cannot hand him over to the police because he is their operative.”

Responding on the incident however, the Osun State Commissioner for Police, Kehinde Longe said that he was yet to be briefed about the incident.