A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his elder brother to death during a fight over a missing torchlight.
The Nation reports that the killer brother, identified as Remi Adelaja, immediately after killing his brother, Mayowa, allegedly fled the residence at 6, Adelaja Street, off Afariogun, Oshodi, on Sunday, May 8, forcing other residents to flee the compound before the police got to the scene at about 2am.
The cause of the deadly fight, according to witnesses, was as a result of a scuffle over the use of a torchlight.
It was learnt that the deceased had been looking for the torchlight and asked his younger brother about it but that Remi claimed he knew nothing about it. The denial brought about a serious quarrel which degenerated into a fight with Remi using a knife to stab his bother.
This is how a neighbour narrated how the incident played out:
“Their mother, Mrs. Adelaja, is a bread seller. The suspect brought his five children to his father’s house after he lost his wife and since then, they have been staying together. Although, the deceased has been complaining about it.
But that day, the deceased was looking for a torchlight and asked his younger brother who said he knew nothing about it. The issue later resulted to a quarrel because the two of them have been having problems.
The next thing they started fighting. The elder brother used an iron rod to hit the younger one twice but the suspect ran inside, brought a knife and stabbed his older brother on the stomach.
That was how he fell down and died on the spot. Everyone ran, only his mother was left. Then, Mayowa’s dogs surrounded him on the ground. The police came around 2am.”