A man identified as Afeez Ayodele, has been arrested by officers of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his co-tailor, identified as Obiora, to death.
According to a report by The Punch, the incident happened at the United Estate, in the Sangotedo area of Ajah.
Reports have it that the firm where Ayodele and Obiora were working, was awarded a contract to make face masks to be supplied to residents to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
While doing their job, it was learnt that Ayodele and Obiora started arguing over whose turn it was to use a particular sewing machine.
The argument degenerated into a fight and in the ensuing scuffle, it was learnt that Ayodele, who became annoyed by Obiora’s refusal to relinquish the machine to him, suddenly brought out a knife and allegedly stabbed him in the chest.
It was gathered that blood started gushing out from Obiora’s chest and he fell to the ground, but some good Samaritans, including neighbours, rushed to his rescue and took him to the Safe Way Hospital for treatment.
An eyewitness, Goriola Majekodunmi, said the doctor on duty pronounced Obiora dead on arrival, adding that the deceased’s family had been notified of the development.
“The fight started when both of them were arguing over who was to use a particular sewing machine at their office and all of a sudden, one of them went to pick a knife and stabbed the other person in the chest.
“But the victim did not die on the spot; he was rushed to hospital but died on the way. Obiora’s family are aware of the incident.”