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Tenant Stabs Friend To Death During Argument In Lagos

A tenant has allegedly stabbed her friend to death in Lagos State Nigeria during an argument.

The tenant by name, Annie Ofili, has allegedly stabbed her friend, Glory Okon, to death at her residence on the Greenville Estate, Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

According to Punch, Glory Okon paid Annie Ofili a visit at her residence, while the both of them were discussing, an argument ensued which triggered the suspect to stab her friend during the process.

According to a source which disclosed some information to newsmen, “No one knows what the argument was about that lead to such an ugly incident”.

“When they were shouting at each other, all our efforts to open the door and separate them proved abortive”, the source added.

The source, however, said  the landlord alongside other neighbours in the building forced the door open, adding that when they gained entry into Ofili’s apartment, they discovered that she had allegedly stabbed Okon’s neck and back.

The source stated that they met Ofili on top of her friend with a knife, and her friend was in a pool of blood with knife stabs in her neck and at the back.

Okon was rushed to the hospital in order to revive her at CMS, Lagos Island, but on getting to the hospital, she was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.

It was gathered that Ofili’s landlord reported the case at the Ajah Police Station for investigation.

The Police Public Relation Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin when contacted, confirmed the incident to be true.

According to SP Benjamin, “Yes, I am aware of the incident. It happened around 5.50pm on Sunday. The Divisional Police Officer, Ajah Division, got a distress call from the landlord living at Greenville Estate, Badore, Ajah, Lagos State.

“The landlord said around 1.20pm, one of his tenants, Annie Ofili, murdered her girlfriend, Glory Okon, who came to visit her, with a kitchen knife.

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“Upon receiving the information, a team of detectives was sent to the address and the lady was arrested and the kitchen knife was recovered as an exhibit.”

The Police Public Relations Officer said the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy and preservation, adding that the suspect would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation.

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