PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect stabbed the father of two in the neck with a sharp object during Ogun festival in the area.
Our correspondent gathered that the festival was organised by one Friday, aka Ipodo, a popular youth leader in the community.
It was learnt that during the event, 34-year-old Mutiu, who was a close friend of Friday, allegedly stepped on Kehinde’s toes, which led to an argument.
While the victim was walking away from the argument, the suspect allegedly stabbed him in the neck.
He was said to have held on to his assailant to fight back, but soon fell after losing much blood.
He was rushed to a private hospital where he died.
A relative of the victim, Ayuba Edunjobi, said the incident happened on Sunday in Edum compound, the venue of the festival.
He said, “Mutiu was a friend of Friday, the organiser of the festival. Some of the boys at the festival hated him because of his relationship with Friday.
“On that Sunday, around 8pm, Kehinde, a teenager, accused Mutiu of stepping on his toes. He threatened to kill him, but Mutiu dismissed the threat as a joke from a boy.
“As he walked away from the scene, Kehinde brought out a sharp object and stabbed him in the neck. Blood started spurting from the gash. Mutiu initially held Kehinde’s shirt and tried to fight back, but within seconds, he fell down as he had lost a lot of blood.”
PUNCH Metro learnt that other worshippers at the venue apprehended the suspect, while the victim was rushed to a hospital.
The elder brother of the suspect, one Yusuf, aka Ata, was said to have attacked the worshippers and freed Kehinde.
“Kehinde used the opportunity to escape. When he had escaped, people held Yusuf in place of his brother. They took him to the police station while the organiser of the festival, Friday, was also arrested,” Ayuba added.
The victim’s father, Dauda, told PUNCH Metro that the family went to report the matter at the Isheri Police Station and was told that Yusuf and Friday were already in detention.
“We were told to find the hospital where my son was admitted. Later, we got a call that he was dead and his remains were at a private hospital,” Dauda added.
Our correspondent gathered that Mutiu’s wife, Maryam, had just been delivered of a baby girl when he was killed.
Our correspondent was told that some hoodlums allegedly besieged the Isheri Police Division to free the two suspects arrested by the police, but the police repelled them.
The division was said to have transferred the suspects to the State Department of Criminal Investigations, Yaba.