A factory worker, Toheeb Kilani, has gone into hiding after allegedly stabbing his colleague, Emmanuel Ojo, to death during an argument over N300 in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Punch reports that the duo boarded a motorcycle to Kilani’s residence on Asabi Street, Mushin. After the motorcyclist conveyed Ojo and Kilani to the destination, he received payments from the friends and gave them N300 change to share between themselves. However, in the process of sharing the money, an argument ensued then and later degenerated into a fight. During the scuffle, Kilani brought out a cutter and allegedly used it to stab Ojo in the neck.
After perpetrating the crime, Kilani fled the scene, abandoning the victim, who was unconscious and bleeding on the ground. Ojo was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctor on duty declared him dead on arrival.
Ojo’s corpse was later handed over to policemen from the Olosan police station.
“The motorcyclist didn’t have change, so he gave them N300 to share between themselves and left. The money caused an argument and they started fighting each other.
One of the two brought out a cutter and stabbed the other person. The suspect realised what he had done and fled but we tried to rush the victim to the hospital, but he died on the way.” an eyewitness said
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the police is on the trail of the fleeing suspect.
“The incident happened around 1pm at Ashabi Street, Mushin, where a fight broke out between Toheeb Kilani and 20-years-old, Emmanuel Ojo.
They had a misunderstanding and Kilani stabbed Ojo with an object and he collapsed. Ojo was rushed to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The suspect escaped and efforts to apprehend him are still ongoing.” he said