Akeem, a 23-year-old boy was stabbed on Monday, 7th of November,2016, in Ilaje Otumara, Iponri, Lagos State, by another young boy identified as Abeeb, who claimed that Akeem attended a party on Saturday in a neighbouring Olokodana area, without being invited.
According to reports from Punchng, it was gathered that the hoodlums trailed him to his house and punished him for daring to gatecrash their party. It was learnt that there was tension in the area as the hoodlums also injured two other youths before fleeing the community.
A resident said that the only crime the deceased committed was attending a birthday party in that area. He said,
“The party Akeem and his friends went for was on Saturday in Olokodana. At the party, Abeeb, one Austin and other hoodlums challenged them for attending the birthday party, but they settled it and left. But on Monday, the same Abeeb went to Ilaje Otumara, and started a fight with some boys. Akeem was spotted and Abeeb stabbed him with a knife in the chest, saying he gatecrashed their party on Saturday. When policemen from Iponri came, Abeeb and his gang members had escaped from the scene. His parents have also relocated due to fear of arrest.”
Akeem’s father, Tajudeen Owonikoko, said,
“Akeem is my only son. He was not a troublesome boy. My wife has been hospitalized since that Monday. I want the police to arrest the killer of Akeem. I want him to be brought to justice because he has thrown my family into mourning.”