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Lagos man stabbed to death on New Year’s Day over fuel



The police in Lagos State have said that an argument over leftover fuel from a carnival reportedly resulted in the death of one Fubara Onyengi.

The carnival to celebrate New Year’s Day took place at the Lakeview Phase 2, Amuwo-Odofin, according to police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin.

Mr Hundeyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that Mr Onyengi reportedly died from stabbing following the argument.

The police image maker said that a brother of the deceased reported the case at the Estate Police Station, Amuwo-Odofin.

He said that the deceased’s brother told the police that about 7.00 am on January 1, his brother was stabbed on the throat by someone simply identified as Sunday.

“The deceased brother said his brother gave up the ghost when he was rushed to a private hospital located at Lakeview Phase 2, Amuwo-Odofin.

“Detectives from the police station swiftly visited the scene; the suspect was arrested and the knife allegedly used for the crime recovered.

“The scene was photographed and the corpse removed from the private hospital and deposited at the Yaba General Hospital mortuary for autopsy, while investigation continues,” Hundeyin said.

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