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Sibling Rivalry Warri girl stabs younger brother to death over household chores

A young girl has stabbed her younger brother to death because he refused to participate in the household chores.

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A 21-year-old girl in Warri, Delta State, identified as Omasan, has reportedly stabbed her younger brother, Laju, to death because he refused to participate in the household chores, believing they are meant for women.

The sad incident allegedly occurred in Ugbuwangue quarters, Warri South local government area of the state on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

According to reports, Omasan was angry that Laju, the only male in the family and a student of Yonwuren College, Warri, did not help out around the house and was pampered by the parents because he is an only male child and this led to an argument.

It was in the heat of the fight that ensued that Omasan picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed her brother in chest and he slumped and died on the spot.

Family sources said that Omasan's anger could be traceable to sibling rivalry because on the day of the incident, Laju had insisted that he had already fetched water and was too tired to do any other chore.

A family source said:

"In the fight that ensued which is a normal thing between sibling, Laju carried Omasan down and ran away laughing that he was the winner.

Omasan dashed into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, pursued Laju and stabbed him in the chest.

The boy fell to the ground, screaming, and calling for help as neighbours rushed to his rescue.

These kinds of fights and quarrels have been recurring in the home. They have always fought and settled, but this particular one just got out of hand."

The victim was confirmed dead at the Warri Central Hospital, where doctors revealed that he had lost too much blood.

Omasan’s attempt to run away from her crime failed as she was caught and handed over to the police.

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