Police Launch Manhunt for Suspect Who Stabbed Friend to Death


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Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Lagos State Police Command has launched a manhunt for one Kehinde Lawal, who allegedly stabbed his friend, Mutiu Edunjobi, to death, at the Isheri area of the state.

The suspect, who is currently at large, was said to have engaged the deceased in an argument, which soon degenerated into a scuffle and ended in murder.

The incident which happened at Edum compound at Ajegunle Street, Isheri, saw the suspect stab the deceased with a knife right on the neck region, which severed his muscles and nerves.

Although he was rushed to the hospital for treatment, he was said to have bled to death and his corpse has since been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) morgue in Ikeja.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said efforts are on to arrest the suspect.

She said, “One Kehinde Lawal of no. 5 Ajegunle Street, Isheri, allegedly stabbed one Mutiu Edunjobi of no 3 Agbedina Street, Isheri, on his neck with a knife during a fight.

“The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, where he later died and his corpse was removed and deposited at the morgue of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, for autopsy.”

In another development, the command, acting on a distress call, responded and arrested one of the two armed robbery suspects, who were operating at Anthony Bus stop.