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In Lagos: Man stabs neighbour to death with broken bottle




A man, Sunday Amaefula, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stabbing one Chibuike Nwanne to death with a broken bottle in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

Punch gathered that Nwanne and his wife returned home from a party when an argument ensued between him and Amaefula’s brother, Ifeanyi Emmanuel.

The argument was said to have degenerated into a fight and in the process, Amaefula allegedly stabbed the 43-year-old to death.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Tuesday that Nwanne was survived by his pregnant wife, adding that the suspect and the deceased were neighbours.

He said, “Police operatives attached to the Makinde Division, Lagos State, on Monday, February 22, 2021, around 12.30am, arrested one Sunday Amaefula, 53, for stabbing one Chibuike Nwanne, 43, to death.

“Investigation revealed that the deceased had an altercation with the suspect’s brother, one Ifeanyi Emmanuel, his neighbour, before the suspect stabbed him to death with a bottle in their house. The deceased, who got married last year, is survived by his pregnant wife.”

In another development, Adejobi stated that two suspected armed robbers were arrested for being in possession of firearms in the Alakara area of the state.

The PPRO stated, “The Divisional Police Officer of Alakara and his men, while on patrol, intercepted two men on a motorcycle. During a search, two brand new Beretta pistols with three magazines and 22 pieces of live ammunition were recovered from them.

“The names of the suspects are: Mojeed Satan, 28, and Kudaisi Ajetumobi, 26. The suspects could not give satisfactory explanation about their means of livelihood.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects and the exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation.” Punch

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