Tailor stabs colleague to death over face masks in Lagos

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For stabbing his colleague identified as Obiora to death during an argument over face masks, a tailor, Afeez Ayodele, has been arrested in Lagos.

The incident occurred at Unity Estate, Sangotedo area of Ajah.

The duo was reportedly working in a tailoring company that recently got a contract to supply a large consignment of face masks when they started arguing over the right to use a particular sewing machine.

Ayodele allegedly stabbed Obiora with a knife on the chest during resulting physical combat.

The victim was said to have been rushed to Safe Way Hospital for treatment as blood gushed from his chest.

“The fight started when both of them were arguing over who was to use a particular sewing machine at their office and all of a sudden, one of them went to pick a knife and stabbed the other person in the chest.

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“But the victim did not die on the spot; he was rushed to hospital but died on the way. Obiora’s family are aware of the incident,” The Punch quoted a witness, Goriola Majekodunmi, as saying.

Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the incident.

“The Chief Security Officer of the estate reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo Police Division, on April 16, 2020, that Afeez Ayodele stabbed Obiora to death at their office in the estate. Policemen, who were detailed to the scene, discovered that the victim had been taken to the Safe Way Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.

“Marks of violence were seen on the corpse, which was deposited in the mortuary, while the suspect was arrested. The case has been transferred to the SCIID, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation,” Elkana said.

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