Landlord’s Brother-in-law Allegedly Stabs Tenant To Death In Lagos

The brother-in-law of a Lagos landlord, Chukwuemeka, has allegedly used a knife to stab the tenant of his sister’s husband, Kazeem Balogun, to demise within the Iso-Pako space of Iyana Ejigbo within the Ejigbo Native Council Improvement Space of the state.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Chukwuemeka and Kazeem all the time quarrelled with one another, however on the day of the incident, the 2 had been stated to have engaged in a struggle.

Our correspondent learnt that throughout the struggle, 27-year-old Chukwuemeka chased after Kazeem with a knife, obtained maintain of him and allegedly stabbed him to demise on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

An eyewitness, Sunday Ojeniyi, stated he was on his option to work when he noticed individuals gathered on the scene of the incident, including that when he moved nearer, he was informed that Chukwuemeka stabbed Kazeem to demise throughout a struggle.

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The motorcyclist said that six police personnel visited the scene and arrested Chukwuemeka.

The 45-year-old Ojeniyi stated, “I left my home round 8am and was on my option to Ikotun after I noticed individuals gathered round Iyana Ejigbo. Once I moved nearer to search out out what occurred, I used to be informed {that a} struggle broke out between an Igbo man (Chukwuemeka) and a Yoruba man (Kazeem) and within the course of, the Igbo man stabbed the Yoruba man to demise.

“I noticed the corpse from afar and in addition witnessed when six police personnel got here to the scene of the crime and arrested the suspect. The suspect was taken away in a black automobile.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, stated the suspect had been arrested and could be charged to court docket for homicide.

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Elkana said, “We’ve the suspect in our custody; his identify is Chukwuemeka, 27, and the deceased particular person was Kazaeem Balogun. The deceased particular person lived in the identical home with Chukwuemeka, who’s a youthful brother to the owner’s spouse. Chukwuemeka and Kazeem all the time quarrelled; actually, they’d points prior to now that had been resolved by the intervention of the owner’s spouse, who begged Kazeem to forgive her youthful brother.

“Chukwuemeka had been saying he would kill Kazeem. On the day of the incident, no one might verify the precise reason behind the struggle between them; they simply noticed Chukwuemeka chasing after Kazeem with a knife until he caught up with him and stabbed him to demise. Chukwuemeka is in our custody; we’re investigating the matter and can cost him to court docket for homicide.”

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  1. Collins Ekrirhe

    Let brotherly love continue. War is never a solution. Let us embrace peace and love in harmony with one another. By so doing we make this world a better place.