The police in Lagos, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have arrested an okada rider identified as Igali for stabbing a landlady’s son, Demola Talabi, to death.
The middle-aged Igali allegedly used a screw driver to stab Talabi on the neck and other parts of his body.
The victim slumped and died due to excessive bleeding. The 42-year old Talabi from Ogun State and married with two kids, was said to be trying to mediate in an argument between Igali and a passenger over N50.
According to Talabi’s younger brother, Ayo, the incident occurred at Osho Street, Opebi and they (members of his family) were contacted. Before he got to the scene, his brother had died due to excessive bleeding.
The body has been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) mortuary for autopsy report.
A witness told P.M.NEWS that the late Talabi was on a visit to his mother’s house at 14, Irewole Street, Opebi, when he met the okada man and a passenger arguing over N50 fare.
He was said to be trying to settle the matter when Igali brought out a screw driver and stabbed him several times.
The suspect was arrested and detained at the Ikeja Police Station.
When P.M.NEWS visited the station, the suspect was in the cell.
The DPO was said to be in a meeting when our reporter sought to speak with him.
Police sources confirmed that the matter would soon be transferred to the SCID, Panti, Yaba.
At her mother’s residence in Irewole Street, sympathisers were consoling the bereaved mother and Talabi’s wife.
Residents expressed shock over Talabi’s death and described him as a hard working man.