A factory worker, Toheeb Kilani, has gone into hiding after allegedly stabbing his colleague, Emmanuel Ojo, to death during an argument over N300 in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Punch Metro gathered that the duo were returning from somewhere when they boarded a motorcycle to Kilani’s residence on Asabi Street, Mushin.
After the motorcyclist conveyed Ojo and Kilani to the destination, he received payments from the friends and gave them N300 change to share between themselves.
However, in the process of sharing the money, it caused an argument that degenerated into a fight. During the scuffle, Kilani brought out a cutter and allegedly used it to stab Ojo in the neck.
After perpetrating the crime, Kilani fled the scene, abandoning the victim, who was unconscious and bleeding on the ground.
It was learnt that some good Samaritans rushed Ojo to a nearby hospital where the doctor on duty declared him dead on arrival.
Ojo’s corpse was later handed over to policemen from the Olosan police station.
During a visit to the area, an apprentice, Stanley Ufon, said the cause of the fight was N300, adding that the fight started after they got down from the motorcycle.
Ufon said, “The motorcyclist didn’t have change, so he gave them N300 to share between themselves and left. The money caused an argument and they started fighting each other.
“One of the two brought out a cutter and stabbed the other person. The suspect realised what he had done and fled but we tried to rush the victim to the hospital, but he died on the way.”
A Point of Sales operator in the area, who gave his name only as Collins, said the boys were close friends who worked in a factory at Fatai-Atere Street, Mushin, adding that efforts made by people to separate them proved abortive.
“After stabbing his friend, he went home and was later informed that his injured friend died after drinking water,” Collins said.
Contacted, the state Police Public Relation Officer, SP Benjamin Hundenyin, said efforts were on to arrest the fleeing suspect.