A man identified as Remi Adelaja is on the run after he allegedly killed his elder brother, Mayowa Adelaja, during an argument over torchlight at their home at Adelaja Street, off Afariogun, Oshodi in Lagos yesterday May 8th. According to The Nation, the incident happened at about 2am.
A resident of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deceased was looking for the torchlight and asked his younger brother if he had seen it but Remi claimed he didn’t know where it was..
“Their mother, Mrs. Adelaja is a bread seller. The suspect brought his five children to his father’s house after he lost his wife and since then, they have been staying together. Although, the deceased has been complaining about it. But last night, the deceased was looking for torchlight and asked his younger brother who said he knew nothing about it. The issue later resulted to a quarrel because the two of them have been having problems. The next thing they started fighting. The elder brother used iron rod to hit the younger one twice but the suspect ran inside, brought a knife and stabbed his older brother on the stomach. That was how he fell down and died on the spot. Everyone ran only his mother was left. Then, Mayowa’s dogs surrounded him on the ground. The police came around 2am,” said the source.