A 23-year-old sales boy who dared to force his way into a party held by some cultists without invitation has been stabbed to death by the gang members.
Punch reports that Tajudeen was stabbed to death by one Abeeb, a notorious hoodlum in Ilaje Otumara, in the Iponri area of Lagos State, on Monday, November 7, 2016, after the assailant alleged that he (Tajudeen) had gate crashed a party the previous Saturday without being invited.
It was learned that the Ilorin, Kwara State-born Tajudeen, was trailed to his house by Abeeb and other hoodlums who wanted to punished him for daring to gatecrash their party.
The incident, it was also learned, created serious tension in the area as the hoodlums also injured two other youths before fleeing the community while the matter was reported at the Iponri Police Division who has declared the runaway Abeeb.
His parents are also said to have fled the area to evade arrest by the police.
A resident narrated that Tajudeen's offense was that he attended a birthday party in a gangsters’ area.
“The party Akeem and his friends went for was on Saturday in Olokodana. At the party, Abeeb, one Austin and other hoodlums challenged them for attending the birthday party, but they settled it and left.
But on Monday, the same Abeeb went to Ilaje Otumara and started a fight with some boys.
Akeem was spotted and Abeeb stabbed him with a knife in the chest, saying he gate crashed their party on Saturday. The boy slumped and was left in a pool of blood.
We tried to arrest Abeeb, but he stabbed two other youths before he escaped. When policemen from Iponri came, Abeeb and his gang members had escaped from the scene. His parents have also relocated due to fear of arrest.”
Though the deceased has been buried according to Islamic rights, the police say they are closing in on the murderers and will soon arrest them and bring them to justice.