An angry man has stabbed his friend to death in Olodi- Apapa area of Lagos State for allegedly raping his younger sister.
LEADERSHIP FRIDAY’s investigation revealed that trouble started when the girl, identified as Miss Usims, ran home and reported to her brother that his brother’s friend raped her when she was sent on an errand last Sunday.
The following day, when the suspect accosted his friend in the company of his father, Mr Usims, and his brother, on Price Fadina Street, a war of words ensued and further degenerated into a fight between the accused and the Usims.
In the ensuing scuffle, one of the Usims, identified as Samuel, allegedly stabbed the suspected rapist in the neck with a screw-driver.
According to an eye-witness, sympathisers who were present at the scene turned on the Usims for taking the law into their hands and ordered the Usims to take the young man to the hospital. Unfortunately, on getting to the hospital, the young man was confirmed dead.
The divisional police officer of Trinity Police Station, CSP Ishola Olanrewaju, told LEADERSHIP FRIDAY that he was on leave when the incident occurred but he was told that a mob wanted to lynch a family in a private hospital and policemen from his division were drafted to the scene where they intervened, rescuing Usim and one of his sons.
Olanrewaju also said that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba.