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June 19, 2024

Security guard allegedly stabbed to death while mediating quarrel

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Lagos—Lagos State Police Command says, a private security guard, Yusuf Akadogo, has lost his life after being allegedly stabbed during a minor altercation.

Confirming, the incident yesterday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the deceased security guard was attacked by an Okada rider, currently at large.

Hundeyin stated that the incident occurred on Thursday at the Idi-Araba area of the state.

“On that fateful day, around 9:20 p.m., the police received a distress call from a concerned community member regarding a disturbance at Igbira Road, Idi-Araba,” Hundeyin said.

He also said that police operatives swiftly responded to the scene, where an eyewitness provided an account of the events.

According to a witness, the deceased security guard intervened in a minor altercation between the Okada rider and another individual.

“Unexpectedly, the motorcycle rider, whose identity is withheld, allegedly turned his aggression towards the security guard and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife.

“The victim was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, for urgent medical attention but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

“The suspect fled the scene immediately after the attack, and the area is currently under surveillance as efforts to apprehend him are ongoing,” he said.