20-year-old aspiring football player from Afikpo North, Ebonyi State, Jacob pictured above has been arrested by the Lagos state Police command for killing a mechanic, Moruf Sanni by stabbing him to death over an arguement regarding age difference at Iwaya,Yaba on Monday May 25th.
According to reports, the victim, Moruf had an argument and a fight with someone in his area simply identified as ‘Somebody’, over who was older on Sunday May 24th. The fight was then settled by the elders in the area.
Angered by Moruf’s claim that he was older and was not going to give him respect, ‘Somebody’ contacted his friend, Jacob to teach Moruf a lesson.
Jacob accosted the deceased in his compound and didn’t teach him a lesson but stabbed him repeatedly on the neck and head and killed him. He was arrested by the residents of the area who witnessed the incident and chained to the corpse.
“Somebody ran to my house. He said a strange man was fighting with my son. I immediately rushed there, only to see the corpse of my son. The suspect was tied to my son’s corpse. I simply thanked him for killing my son and walked away.”
“February 20 of this year made it exactly 3 years that the first child of the family was killed. A police stray bullet hit him when the police came to look for some hoodlums. So, when this one happened again, their mother just ran away and has not been seen since then.”the relative said
“He said they went for a birthday party on Sunday night and it was there they had a disagreement. The following morning, he confronted Moruf and the deceased then brought out a knife which he collected from him. He said Moruf then got a bottle and it was while he wanted to block him from using it that it mistakenly stabbed him in the neck.”the police source said