Two male rivals identified as Eniola Ayodele and Kayode Babashola, have been arrested alongside their girlfriend, Barakat Wasiu, after one of them stabbed a peacemaker, Muhammed Obadimeji, to death while trying to separate them during a fight over the teenager.
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Obadimeji was allegedly stabbed with a sharp object while trying to separate the men, who both live on Momodu Street, in Orile-Agege area of Lagos State.
The deceased, who was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja for medical attention, died during the process.
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“The boyfriends were fighting over the girl and the person who came to separate them was killed. One of them stabbed the person, who wanted to separate them and the injury led to his death. The man knew nothing about the fight; he wasn’t the one in a relationship with the girl; he just intervened to stop the fight and that was it.
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“The girl is a teenager and somebody was killed because of her. The police have arrested the two rival men and the girl. All of them are in the police station,” an eyewitness was quoted as saying.
Bala Elkana, the police command spokesperson, has confirmed the incident.
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Elkana said Obadimeji’s corpse has been deposited in Yaba General Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy.
According to him, the suspects have also been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation.
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“On Sunday, August 9, 2020, around 1.30pm, information was received from a good Samaritan that one Eniola Ayodele, 28, was fighting with Kayode Babashola, 31, over a girl, Barakat Wasiu, all of who stay in the same address on Momodu Street, Orile-Agege.
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“During the fight, Eniola Ayodele allegedly used a sharp object to stab one Muhammed Obadimeji, 25, who was said to have come to separate them, in the chest. The peacemaker was rushed to the LASUTH in Ikeja for treatment and later died.
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“A team of policemen was mobilised to the scene of the incident, where Ayodele, Babashola and Barakat Wasiu were all arrested and brought to the station. Obadimeji’s corpse has been deposited in the mortuary of the General Hospital in Yaba for autopsy. Investigation is in progress and the case has been transferred to the SCIID, Panti, Yaba, for further action,” he said.