There was pandemonium in Ijegun community, Lagos Mainland on New Year day as a father of five, Olayiwola Stephen, was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend and co-tenant, Ibrahim Adetunji, during a quarrel.
According to a witness, Ademola Adegbola, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, a quarrel started between the two friends when the victim was trying to broker peace between Mr. Adetunji’s wife and other tenants in the building.
Mr. Adetunji allegedly got angry at the way the deceased was addressing his wife when mediating in the dispute, the witness said.
The witness disclosed that Mr. Adetunji, in anger, used a broken bottle to stab the victim.
He added that the incident happened at about noon on January 1 at No 66, Lafunke Street, Ijegun, Lagos Mainland.
In addition, another witness, Sharafa Ogunbisi, told NAN that Mr. Stephen was first treated at a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Ayinke Hospital in Ikeja due to excessive bleeding.
He stated that Mr. Stephen eventually died on the way to hospital where he was certified dead and his corpse was deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, the suspect was detained at Isheri-Oshun police station for further interrogation.
Speaking on the incident, the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, told NAN that he was yet to be briefed of the incident.