Footballer stabs mechanic to death over age difference

  • 20-year-old aspiring football player from Afikpo North, Ebonyi State, Jacob pictured above has been arrested by the Lagos state Police command for killing a mechanic, Moruf Sanni by stabbing him to death over an arguement regarding age difference at Iwaya,Yaba on Monday May 25th.

    According to reports, the victim, Moruf had an argument and a fight with someone in his area simply identified as ‘Somebody’, over who was older on Sunday May 24th. The fight was  then settled by the elders in the area.
    Angered by Moruf’s claim that he was older and was not going to give him respect, ‘Somebody’ contacted his friend, Jacob to teach Moruf a lesson.

    Jacob accosted the deceased in his compound and didn’t teach him a lesson but stabbed him repeatedly on the neck and head and killed him. He was arrested by the residents of the area who witnessed the incident and chained to the corpse. 
    Father of the deceased, Mr Lukman, who is a taxi driver, said he had gone in search of fuel and as he returned, a neighbor ran to his house to inform him that somebody was fighting his son
    “Somebody ran to my house. He said a strange man was fighting with my son. I immediately rushed there, only to see the corpse of my son. The suspect was tied to my son’s corpse. I simply thanked him for killing my son and walked away.”
    The victim’s mother according to a relative of the deceased lost her mind immediately she saw her son’s corpse because the deceased was the second son she had lost. 
     “February 20 of this year made it exactly 3 years that the first child of the family was killed. A police stray bullet hit him when the police came to look for some hoodlums. So, when this one happened again, their mother just ran away and has not been seen since then.”the relative said
    A police source  who spoke on condition of anonymity said the suspect when interrogated gave a different version of events.
     “He said they went for a birthday party on Sunday night and it was there they had a disagreement. The following morning, he confronted Moruf and the deceased then brought out a knife which he collected from him. He said Moruf then got a bottle and it was while he wanted to block him from using it that it mistakenly stabbed him in the neck.”the police source said
    The father of the deceased has asked for his son’s body for burial but the corpse has been deposited at a mortuary while the police says investigates the matter.

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