Tragedy struck in Ijegun suburb of Lagos on New Year’s day as a father of five, Stephen Olayiwola, 39, was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend and co-tenant, Ibrahim Adetunji, during a quarrel.
A witness to the incident, Mr Ademola Adegbola, told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos the victim had attempted to broker peace between Adetunji’s wife and other tenants in the building,
Adetunji allegedly got angry at the way the deceased, who was his friend, addressed his wife while mediating in the dispute.
According to Adegbola, Adetunji, in anger, used a broken bottle to stab the victim.
He said that the incident happened at about Noon on Monday at No 66, Lafunke Street, Ijegun.
Another witness, Sharafa Ogunbisi said that Olayiwola was first treated at a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Ayinke Hospital in Ikeja due to excessive bleeding.
Ogunbisi said that Olayiwola eventually died on the way to the referral hospital and his corpse deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary.
The suspect was detained at Isheri-Oshun Police station for further interrogation.
Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti told NAN that he was yet to be briefed of the incident.
Olayiwola was an indigene of Ilua in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State.
He left behind a wife, Fasilat, and five children. (NAN)