A carpenter, Kunle Abiola, was stabbed to death in Ajegunle area of Lagos while trying to separate his co-tenants, who were fighting.
According to Punch, Abiola was stabbed to death by one of the co-tenants, identified as Nweke Chinonso.
It was gathered that Abiola and Chinonso both lived on Mba Street in the area.
Chinonso, who had been arrested by policemen from the Ajegunle Police Division, allegedly stabbed Abiola with a kitchen knife in the jaw and in the chest.
We learnt that on Sunday, April 19, the suspect had an argument with a woman in the apartment, whose name had yet to be known.
It was gathered that the argument, which degenerated into a fight, brought Abiola to the scene.
The deceased reportedly tried to separate the two fighters, during which Chinonso got a knife and stabbed him to death.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident. He added that Chinonso had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigations where further investigations were ongoing on the matter.
He said, “The suspect stabbed Abiola in the chest and he was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The matter has since been transferred to the SCID.”