How A Lagos Barber Stabbed To Death A Neighbor Who Admired His Pregnant Wife.
Police officers from the Lagos State Police Command’s Sabo division are on the lookout for a barber named Keke, who allegedly stabbed his neighbor to death in the Iwaya area of Lagos on Monday night, on the suspicion that the deceased was making moves toward his pregnant wife.
The barber, who lives at 3 Akintola Street in Iwaya, returned home from his shop about 10.30 p.m., only to be told by an unidentified neighbor that another neighbor, Daniel Adeitan, was admiring his pregnant wife.
According to residents, the barber hurried into his one-room apartment, emerged with a kitchen knife, and proceeded to the accused’s apartment.
On sighting Keke with the knife, the accused, 22-year-old Adeitan , who was eating in front of his room, hurriedly ran inside. But before he could lock the door, the barber had gained access.
He allegedly stabbed Adeitan in the chest and abandoned him in the pool of his blood.
One of the residents, Mr. Nmadu Ndubuisi said, “When Keke rushed into Adeitan’s room, Daniel’s pregnant sister pleaded with him to hear her brother out, that it was a mere allegation. He shoved her aside and made for his target.
“She raised the alarm that alerted other tenants. By the time we rushed there, Adeitan could not talk. He had the looks of someone begging for help. He only stretched his hand to us, apparently begging to be taken to the hospital”.
Keke fled with his pregnant wife after realizing the gravity of his crime.
For fear of being detained by the police, other tenants took to their heels as well. They hadn’t returned as of 6.30 p.m. yesterday.
CSP Ade Ajisebutu, a spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, verified the incident. He said, “As soon as the incident was reported, police detectives attached to Sabo Division immediately visited the scene. The victim was taken to Harvey Road Hospital Yaba for medical attention but died while being attended to.
“The body has been deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital’s morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the case should be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State CID for diligent investigation. He has also directed that all efforts should be made to arrest the fleeing suspect and bring him to justice.
“Therefore, the CP enjoins anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspect to give it to the police for prompt and necessary actions”.