A tenant, identified as Adekunle Adeyemi, has gone into hiding after stabbing a co-tenant, known as Stanley Dickson, to death in the Grammar School area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
It was learned that Stanley accused Adekunle of having an affair with the wife of another of their neighbor known as Arinze Onuoha, who confronted him with the accusation.
It was gathered that during the confrontation that an argument started between Adekunle and Arinze, but Stanley, who informed Arinze of the hidden affair with his wife, Chisom, who was not at home.
Adekunle was said to have threatened to confront Stanley with the accusation on his return from work in the evening.
A resident of the area, who gave his name as Ibidunni Adegoke, said during a visit to the area on Sunday that when both Adekunle and Stanley returned from work in the evening, they had a confrontation, which degenerated into a fight, adding that when the fight broke out, Adekunle allegedly stabbed Stanley to death.
She said, “The victim went to report his neighbor’s wife, Chisom, to her mother-in-law that another neighbor, Adekunle, was having a sexual relationship with her. From what we gathered, all of them live in the same building and Adekunle had been assisting Chismo with money to feed her family whenever her husband, Arinze, did not provide money for them to feed.
“So, because of that, he concluded that they were in a relationship and went ahead to inform Arinze’s mother. When Arinze was informed, he engaged in a quarrel with Adekunle, who later got to know that Stanley was the person, who accused him of having an affair with the woman. So, Adekunle left for work but promised to have a word with Stanley when he returned.
“In the evening, when both of them had returned from work, an argument ensued between Adekunle and Stanley and it degenerated into a fight. When Adekunle was overpowering Stanley, the latter instructed his wife in the Igbo language her to bring a knife, which he used in stabbing Adekunle’s leg. Adekunle later dispossessed him of the knife and used it to stab Stanley in the chest. After stabbing him, he pinned Stanley to the ground until he died.”
Also, another resident, who was identified as Omotola Aderibigbe, said the fight took place in Stanley’s room, adding that after he was killed, Adekunle fled including other residents, who were afraid of being arrested in connection with the incident.
He said, “The fight happened around 2 am; so when Adekunle realized that Stanley had died, he came out of the room, threatened everyone not to move close to him, instructed his wife to help him get something, and fled from home. It was people in the area who informed the police and when they came, they arrested Adekunle’s wife and took the corpse away
Other residents have deserted the house because all of them are scared because of what happened.”
Meanwhile when Bala Elkana, the state Police Public Relations Officer, was contacted, he said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation, adding that a manhunt had been launched for Adekunle.