Boy Stabs Brother To Death Over Torch In Lagos, ‘Police Vows Not To Treat Case As Family Matter’

There was confusion at Adelaja Street, over the weekend in Oshodi area of Lagos State as a boy stabbed his elder brother to death during an argument over torchlight. The mother of the deceased, Mrs Lucky Adelaja reported the incident with the police, after it had been confirmed that Ademuyiwa was dead.

The deceased and the suspect were brothers and were until the incident, staying at their parents’ home at 6, Adelaja Street, Afariogun, Oshodi. The deceased, Ademuyiwa and his younger brother had a serious disagreement over torchlight, it was gathered. The misunderstanding was said to have degenerated into a serious clash but the duo were separated by their neighbours.

The deceased, Ademuyiwa, had reportedly gone his way, when Remi reportedly went for a kitchen knife and stabbed his brother. Residents of the area quickly mobilised and made attempts to rescue the deceased Ademuyiwa, who died hours later. The younger brother, on seeing that his elder brother had died, took to his heels, before he could be arrested by the policemen, who were invited by their mother.

The state police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos said the police had begun investigations into the incident and that detectives were on the trail of the runaway killer.

Meanwhile, the police in Lagos State have vowed not to treat the murder of Ademuyiwa Adelaja by his younger brother as a family matter. A source at the state police command HQ denied that the police in the state were considering treating the death as a family affair.

   - Nigerian Tribune

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