Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an Okada rider identified as Igali for stabbing a 42-year-old father of two, Demola Talabi to death.
The middle-aged Igali allegedly used a screw-driver to stab Talabi on the neck and other parts of his body for preventing him from stabbing his passenger with whom he had an argument.
The 42-year old Talabi from Ogun State, who is married and blessed with two children, was said to be trying to mediate in the argument between Igali and his passenger over a destination.
Late Talabi’s younger brother, Ayo, while speaking to newsmen said that the incident occurred at Osho Street, Opebi and the members of Talabi’s family were contacted. Before he got to the scene however, his brother had died due to excessive bleeding.
The body has been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, mortuary for autopsy.
According to a witness, the late Talabi was on a visit to his mother’s house at 14, Irewole Street, Opebi, when he met the Okada man and a passenger arguing.
He was said to have tried to settle the matter when Igali brought out a screw driver and stabbed him severally.
The Okada man has been arrested and detained at the Ikeja Police Station.