manhunt for two neighbours, identified only as Muhammed and Samuel, who
stabbed a man to death during a quarrel in the Somolu area of the
victim, identified as Christian Ugbaka, was stabbed in the chest while
trying to settle a fight between Muhammed and Samuel, who lived on
25-year-old Ugbaka, who had visited a friend in the house at about 10pm
last Tuesday, met Muhammed and Samuel arguing over Muhammed’s
girlfriend, identified simply as Sahadatu.
Sahadatu, who came to the police station to report that her lover,
Muhammed, had stabbed a peacemaker to death.
sitting together in front of the house. Sahadatu’s younger sister,
Aishat, was also with them. Samuel was said to have had an argument with
Sahadatu, during which Samuel slapped Aishat and Sahadatu.
queried Samuel for harassing his girlfriend and her younger sister. It
resulted in a scuffle. It was the victim, Ugbaka, who came in at the
moment and tried to separate the two men.
out a dagger and mistakenly stabbed Ugbaka in the chest. We believed
that Muhammed inflicted the injuries because the dagger belonged to
his name in print, said Muhammed and Samuel fled the house since the
day of the incident.
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case had been transferred to the
State Department of Criminal Intelligence and Investigation.
deposited at the morgue of the Lagos Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for
autopsy. The case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the
SCIID for further investigation.”
on the trail of two suspected cult members, who shot dead a 22-year-old,
Samuel John, in the Ikotun area of the state.
at about 4pm on that Tuesday, was hit by bullets from the cult members
who were shooting indiscriminately on Governor’s Road.