Man Stabs Brother To Death In Lagos Over ₦3,000 Debt

April 05, 2021

Man Stabs Brother To Death In Lagos Over ₦3,000 Debt

The Lagos state police have arrested one Chukwuma Njoku, for allegedly stabbing his brother, Uchenna Njoku, a businessman, to death during an argument over ₦3,000 debt. According to reports, the incidence occurred last Friday at the deceased’s residence in the Odokekere area of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

Uchenna had asked his brother to pay the ₦3,000 he owed him during the later's visit. This, however, degenerated into an argument and later into a serious fight. Pleas from the pregnant wife of the deceased for them to stop fighting fell on deaf ears. She ran out to call the neighbours to stop them from fighting. 

Before she returned, Chukwuma had allegedly brought out a knife and stabbed his sibling in the stomach.

A relative of the brothers, Alex Ogbu said;

“It was in my house that Uchenna stayed when he first got to Lagos before he started his life. What we gathered was that around 10pm on Friday, April 2, 2021, Chukwuma visited Uchenna to greet him and during the visit, Uchenna demanded the ₦3,000 Chukwuma owed him.

Uchenna insisted that Chukwuma would not leave his house until he had paid the money. So, they started arguing, but Chukwuma told Uchenna that he also owed him ₦2,000 and that his balance was ₦1,000.

In the process, they fought from Uchenna’s apartment till they got to the compound, where Chukwuma stabbed Uchenna in the stomach with a knife. Uchenna’s wife, who is pregnant, was with them when they were threatening to kill each other; she left to call a neighbour and returned to see that Chukwuma had stabbed Uchenna in the stomach. He fell to the ground and started bleeding. Bloodstains are still at the scene of the fight.”

Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said he will be taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and prosecution once an investigation has been concluded.

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