Battery charger murdered for choosing Igbo friend over Yoruba

A 35-year-old battery charger, Mutiu, has been killed in Isheri, area of Lagos State on Sunday evening. The deceased was married with two kids, Rokibat, six years and Rodiyat, who is just 45 days old.

Late Mutiu, was said to have been invited to an Ogun festival organised by an Igbo friend of his, popularly called Ipodo.

It was learnt that the deceased was there to witness the festival when one Kehinde stabbed him on the neck.

Lagos Metro, gathered that there  was a fight three-months ago between two groups, the Ipobo group and another group having Yoruba members.

The deceased was reportedly not a part of the fight,  but the group which Kehinde belonged to had Yoruba members.

One Mr Taofeek, a family member of the deceased,  told Lagos Metro that  Kehinde stabbed the deceased because he did not belong to the Yoruba group.

“Kehinde stabbed the deceased because he stepped on him. After which  he said he was going to stab him and  he eventually did.

“It happened around 8pm on Sunday, some people came to call me that Mutiu had been stabbed, when I got there with other family members, we could not find him.

“We went to the police station with intention to report. On getting there, we saw Kehinde’s elder brother, Yusuf, popularly known as Atta, had been detained in the station.  Yusuf was arrested because Kehinde had fled.”

Mr Dauda Egunjobi, the deceased’s father, said his child was gentle and always avoided trouble. “I want the government to do justice to the case and make the killer face the wrath of the law.”

Lagos police spokesperson, Superitendent Police, Dolapo Badmus confirmed the incident.

She stated  that the corpse had been deposited at LASUTH. Ikeja morgue for autopsy.

“Meanwhile, effort is on to arrest the suspects,” the spokesperson stated