Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Man stabs friend to death at drinking joint in Lagos

A man, Damilare Adenuga has killed his 32-year-old friend, Gbenga Olorunsola after an altercation be at a drinking joint on Kayfarm Estate, Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, degenerated into a scuffle.

Adenuga, who is a commercial motorcyclist, was a guard on the estate, while the deceased worked there as an electrician. The suspect was allegedly sacked sometime in May 2016, due to his alleged unruly behaviour and warned not to come to the estate.

Adenuga, however, visited the estate on Saturday around 11am and went to a joint to drink with his friends. As the fun was on, Olorunsola arrived at the joint. A few minutes later, he was said to have questioned Adenuga on his presence on the estate and told him to leave.

"Gbenga (Olorunsola) snatched a cup of drink his friend, Adenuga was holding and poured it on him. Other friends initially thought they were joking with each other, but they started exchanging words and Gbenga threatened to beat him up.

"Gbenga aimed a punch at Damilare, while Damilare brought out a knife which he used to stab him in the chest. He fled after the attack, while Gbenga was rushed to the Ifako-Jaiye General Hospital," a source told The PUNCH.

The matter was reported at the Iju police division by the chief security officer of the Estate and the suspect was arrested.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said Olorunsola’s corpse had been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital’s mortuary, adding that the suspect would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Panti, Yaba for further investigation.