A teenager, Daniel Akindele has reportedly stabbed his friend, Ayo Bameke, to death while fighting over food at Abattoir Complex in the Agege area of Lagos State.
According to Punch, the duo alongside their friends often visited the complex to play football.
On the day of the incident, Bameke was said to have left his friends to buy food.
He later returned to meet his friends at the complex and was said to be eating when Akindele, who was also hungry, requested to share in the food.
However, the request led to a fight between the duo
During the scuffle at the front of the Harmony Abattoir Management Services Limited, Bameke allegedly used a pair of scissors to injure Akindele.
A security personnel in the complex, Segun Ijaola, told the publication that Akindele overpowered Bameke, collected the scissors, and stabbed him in the chest.
He said, “The teenagers were four in number and between the ages of 14 and 15 years. They are always together. Around 11am on that Saturday morning, they were in front of the Harmony Abattoir Management Services Limited. One of our female workers was on her way out to get something at the slab when she saw one of the boys (Bameke) lying on the ground.
“While trying to ascertain what was wrong with the boy, she beckoned on the three friends to ask what happened. In the process, she discovered that Bameke had been stabbed in the left side of his chest with a pair of maternity scissors. Upon realising that Bameke was lying motionless on the ground, Akindele tried escaping but the woman apprehended him.”
Speaking further, Ijaola said that during questioning Akindele said that the deceased used scissors to cut his hand before he collected the scissor and used it to stab the left side of his chest.
He said that Bameke was immediately rushed to Merit Hospital, Agege, but pronounced dead by the medical doctor.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
Hundeyin said, “Akindele was arraigned before the Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on September 13, 2022, on the charge of murder. The magistrate ordered the teenager’s remand thereafter.”
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