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Friend allegedly stabs father of five to death on New Year day


Tragedy struck in Ijegun suburb of Lagos State on New Year’s day as a father of five, Mr. Olayiwola Stephen, 39, was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend and co-tenant, Mr. Ibrahim Adetunji, during a quarrel.

An eyewitness, Mr. Ademola Adegbola, said a quarrel started between the two friends when the victim was trying to broker peace between Adetunji’s wife and other tenants in the building. Adetunji allegedly got angry at the way the deceased was addressing his wife when mediating in the dispute, the eyewitness said.

The eyewitness added that Adetunji, in anger, used a broken bottle to stab the victim. He said the incident happened around noon on January 1 at No. 66, Lafunke Street, Ijegun.


Another eyewitness, Mr. Sharafa Ogunbisi, said Stephen was first treated at a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Ayinke Hospital in Ikeja due to excessive bleeding.

Ogunbisi said Stephen eventually died on the way to the hospital where he was certified dead and his body was deposited at the Isolo General Hospital mortuary.

The suspect has been detained at Isheri-Oshun police station for further interrogation. Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.The deceased was an indigene of Ilua in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State. He left behind a wife, Mrs. Fasilat Olayiwola, and five children. (NAN)

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