A 23-year-old sales boy, Akeem Tajudeen, has been stabbed to death in Ilaje Otumara, in the Iponri area of Lagos State, by some hoodlums. He was stabbed on Monday with a knife by one Abeeb, who allegedly claimed that Akeem came to a birthday party on Saturday in the neighbouring Olokodana area, when he was not invited.
Akeem, who hailed from Ilorin, Kwara State, was killed on Monday around 9pm. It was gathered that the hoodlums trailed him to his house and “punished him for daring to gatecrash our party.” The hoodlums also injured two other youths before fleeing the community.
The matter was said to have been reported at the Iponri Police Division, and a manhunt was launched by the police for runaway Abeeb, whose parents had also fled from their house to evade arrest.
Akeem’s father, Tajudeen Owonikoko, an inter-state driver, said he received the sad news on the telephone while at work.
He said, “Akeem was not a troublesome boy. I was at work on Monday when they called me that someone had stabbed him to death. My wife has been hospitalised since that Monday. I want the police to arrest the killer of Akeem. I want him to be brought to justice because he has thrown my family into mourning.”
According to The Punch, Akeem had been buried on Tuesday.