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Lagos scrap collector kills man over argument


A scrap collector identified as Wasiu Adeyi has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 48-year-old car washer, Abayomi Owoseni, during a heated argument on Babalola Street, Off Freedom Way, Ikate, in the Lekki area of Lagos State on December 1.

 Punch reports that Abayomi was in a heated argument with Adeyi when the latter brought out a knife and stabbed him to death. Recounting what transpired, the son of the deceased, Abiodun, said;

“That day, a man came to my workplace and asked to see me. He said he had been looking for me over something that happened to my father. I was skeptical about what he said and did not want to go with him, but a senior colleague promised to accompany me.

To my shock, I got to the place where the incident happened and saw my father lying on the floor with blood everywhere. I inquired what happened and I was told that my father was in an argument with Adeyi when all of sudden Adeyi brought out a knife and stabbed my father in the buttocks. When this happened, everyone fled.

Some security men had arrived earlier and taken Adeyi to a police station while police officers later came to take the body.”

 Abiodun said the matter was reported at the Ilasan Police Station in Lekki, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department, Yaba.

 While lamenting the death of his father, Abiodun demanded justice.

“His body has been released to us and we have buried him. I want justice for my father; I want the family of the man that killed my father to pay for this loss,” he added.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the matter is currently being investigated.

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