A nineteen years old boy, Kehinde Adeoye, has killed another young boy, Lukman Olawunmi, 17, in Agbado, Ogun State, after the latter confronted him for collecting N200 for umbrella repairs and refusing to fix it.
According to City Round, the victim, Lukman, was an apprentice at a local can-making workshop.
Lukman had taken an umbrella which a man brought to him for repairs to Kehinde who was also learning welding works at his father’s workshop in the area.
Kehinde then collected a sum of N200 for the repair, assuring Lukman that he would be done with the fixing on the next day.
But two week after, he had not fixed the umbrella. Whereas the owner had begun to trouble Lukman.
Then, on Tuesday, the deceased confronted Kehinde and asked that he provided the umbrella and the money he had paid him for the repairs.
A fight later broke out between them, and the suspect is said to have used a voodoo ring on Lukman who died before he got to the hospital he was rushed to.
Kehinde has since been arrested by police officers in the region.
While expressing his sadness about the incidence, one of the deceased’s relations said, “He was a very nice child. He was friendly and honest. His boss would give him money to keep for some days. Before that day was over, he would give the money to his mother to do business and make some profit. Then he would return the money to his boss when he was ready to use his money. The mother sells pepper and onions.”
Lukman’s trainer, who was equally saddened by the turn of events, explained what he knew about the things that transpired between the two teenagers.
He stated, “Lukman (Olawunmi) started learning how to make cans last year and he was very brilliant. He was very friendly with customers. Two weeks ago, a man brought an umbrella to our shop for repairs. He charged the man N500. The man begged him that he could only afford N200 and he accepted it.
“I asked him when he started repairing umbrellas and he said he would give it to Kehinde (Adeoye). I warned Kehinde that he must do the work on time. When I saw Kehinde the next day, I asked him about the umbrella and he said he had not repaired it.
“Last Thursday, the man came for the umbrella and Lukman led him to Kehinde’s father’s shop. They did not meet him at the shop. That was the last I heard about the matter. I left Lukman in the shop around 6.30pm on Tuesday. I was on my way home when I received a call that he had been rushed to the hospital.”
While giving his own account, Kehinde mentioned that he never used a voodoo ring on Lukman, besides, the deceased slapped him first.
“We were close friends and we usually introduced customers to each other. The umbrella was the devil that caused all this. When I could not repair the umbrella, he came to our shop to collect it and the N200 he gave me. I told him to be patient and I promised to give him the money and the umbrella later that evening.
“He slapped me and I slapped him back. He fell and I poured water on him. I was the one who rushed him to the hospital. I did not use anything to hit him. We were not fighting; we were playing.”