Father of two stabbed to death over gambling


BY Matthew Dike

A father of two children have been stabbed to death at Ajegunle, a suburb, in Lagos State, over gambling money, on Wednesday.

The late man who was allegedly known as Bawadu was said to have gone to gamble with his friends at a black spot called Kasua, within Boundary Market, where hoodlums usually meet to consume hard drugs, when argument which degenerated into a fight occurred.

One of the opponents was alleged to have burst a bottle, stabbing the man twice before he collapsed and gave up the ghost.

A man who claimed to be friend to the deceased, Fatai Olayiwola, disclosed that the late man “was fond of gambling and had gone there to gamble as usual when problem erupted between him and his co- gamblers. One of them stabbed him in the chest and I think- his stomach also. He died on the spot. His children and wife were at home waiting for him to return but unknown to them the father of the house has been murdered,” he alleged.

NigerianNewsDirect gathered that the misunderstanding was as a result of gambling money. The deceased who  lived at Cemetery Street, with his wife, children and some relatives, was buried by his family and friends, same day.

Angered by the death of their friend, sympathizing youths from Cemetery Street and its environs were said to have gone to the black spot in a commando-like style for an alleged revenge but were resisted by the hoodlums at the spot who came out with different weapons to protect their domain.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi when contacted on his mobile phone debunked the story, saying that the police authority had no record of such incident.

“I spoke with the DPO of that police station (Ajegunle Police Station) and he said that he was not aware of such incident. He said nobody reported any case of murder at the station,” Adejobi said.