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Police arrest tailor who stabbed colleague to death over use of sewing machine

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a tailor, Afeez Ayodele for allegedly stabbing his colleague, simply identified as Obiora to death over the use of a sewing machine.

The incident occurred at United Estate in the Sangotedo area of Ajah, where the office of the company both of them worked is located.

According to reports, the company had gotten a contract to make nose masks and the duo were working on it when an argument ensued on the use of a particular machine, leading to an altercation between them.

According to eye witnesses, in the process of the altercation, Ayodele brought out a knife and stabbed Obiora in the chest, leading to blood gushing out of his chest.

The eyewitnesses further disclosed that Obiora was rushed to the Safe Way Hospital for treatment. He was however pronounced dead on arrival by the doctor on duty.

An eyewitness, Goriola Majekodunmi, said the doctor on duty pronounced Obiora dead on arrival, adding that the deceased’s family had been notified of the development.

He said: “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 Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, while confirming the incidence, said the Chief Security Officer of the United Estate reported the matter at the Ogombo Police Division, adding that Ayodele was arrested and the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for discrete investigation.

Elkana stated, “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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