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Man, 26, stabs friend to death over girlfriend

By Evelyn Usman
A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his friend to death during an argument over a lady.

The suspect, Udoka Ibemesi, is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, where detectives at the Homicide section are said to be investigating the matter.

Trouble, as gathered, started for the duo of Ibemesi and his friend,Okechukwu Agbnama, Tuesday night, at 16, Orison Street,in Ilemba Awori area of Ajangbadi, after they engaged in a verbal confrontation over a lady named Judith Chukwu. While Udoka  accused Okechukwu of snatching his girlfriend, Okechukwu, on his part, reportedly accused his friend of stabbing him in the back because he was financially buoyant.

The argument reportedly degenerated into a fight during which both made use of dangerous objects. However, in the process, Udoka was said to have made for a kitchen knife with which he allegedly stabbed Okechukwu in the neck.

Neighbours reportedly rushed Okechukwu to a hospital but was said to have died before arrival.

Confirming the incident,the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba,said the corpse had been deposited in the mortuary while investigation continued.


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