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Fatal Scuffle Man stabs neighbour to death in Lagos

A 29-year-old man, Anthony Ogbogu, has been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court for murder after he stabbed a neighbour to death during a fight.

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A teenager has stabbed his elder brother to death. play The 29-year-old stabbed his neighbour to death during a fight. (Getty Images)

Anthony Ogbogu is in deep trouble after stabbing his neighbour death during a scuffle in the Egbeda area of Lagos State.

The unfortunate incident happened Monday, December 22 after an argument ensued in the compound.

It all started after Anthony’s younger sister, Loveth, was taking her bath in the bathroom and was said to have blocked the passage leading to the male section of the bathroom.

A neighbour simply known as Jonathan Emeh, was said to have wanted to use the male bathroom but was denied access by the blockage by Anthony’s younger sister.

Without warning, Emeh was said to have broken down the blockage which brought about an exchange of words between him and Loveth.

The girl later reported the issue to her elder brother who accosted Emeh and a scuffle ensued.

The fight was said to be settled by leaders of the community but Emeh who was not satisfied with approached Anthony at a beer parlour where the stabbing occurred.

During the scuffle, Anthony picked a kitchen knife from the bar and stabbed Emeh at the back.

Emeh died at the hospital where he was rushed to.

Anthony was arrested by men from the Gowon Estate Police Station and was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court afterwards on a one count of murder.  

Anthony was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court on one count of murder.

That you, Anthony Ogbodu, on December 22, 2014, at about 9.40pm,at Egbeda, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Jonathan Emeh,, a.k.a.Bakassi, aged 30 years, by stabbing him with a kitchen knife on his back and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria,2011,” the charge read.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Badejo Okusanya, adjourned the case till Wednesday, March 11 and also remanded the defendant in prison.

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