An official of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) simply identified as Tifase, has been accused of stabbing his caretaker, Omosola Oladele with a dagger after an altercation over payment of electricity bill in Osun State.
The incident happened in Tinumola area of Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday night, August 22, 2023, when fellow neighbours reported the DSS officer to the caretaker about his nonchalant attitude to bills in the house.
According to the eyewitnesses who spoke with NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, the DSS officer stabbed the caretaker after he asked him about payment of an electricity bill.
The 60-year-old caretaker, Oladele narrated on his hospital bed how the incident happened.
“One of the tenants of the storey building reported to me that NEPA people came to cut light because they’ve paid the current electricity. She said that only two people, Tifase and one other person, have not paid,”he said.
“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 eyewitnesses, Comrade 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.”