Man kills brother over N1,000 in Lagos


CITIZENS COMPASS– AN unusual fight over N1,000, that occurred in Obadore, Igando area of Lagos State, between two brothers has claimed the life of one of them simply identified as Tunde.

The incident occured on Sunday, January 29, 2023. at their residence on Amusa Street, off Community Road.

It was gathered that Ibrahim Dauda and Tunde were at home when an argument ensued between them and this led to a fight which degenerated and Ibrahim allegedly ran into the house and reached for an iron rod.

On returning, Ibrahim reportedly used the rod to hit Tunde’s forehead and the impact of the attack caused the 27-year-old to lose consciousness while he fell.

A source,  while speaking with our correspondent, said in a bid to rescue Tunde, people rushed him to the Igando General Hospital, adding that one of the doctors on duty confirmed him dead.

The source said, “The incident happened on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Both of them were fighting over N1, 000 and in the process, one of the brothers (Ibrahim) used an iron rod to hit his brother (Tunde) on his forehead.

“People quickly rushed him to the general hospital in Igando but he was confirmed dead. His corpse was evacuated and taken to the Mainland General Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.”

Our correspondent gathered that policemen attached to the Igando Division arrested Ibrahim.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, had yet to take his calls or reply to a text message about the incident sent to his mobile number as of the time this report was filed on Monday.

In September 2022, it was reported that the police command in the state arrested one Monday Nnime for allegedly stabbing his brother, John, to death over a misunderstanding bordering on N1, 500.

The incident took place at the deceased’s residence in the Odokekere area of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of the state.

The misunderstanding over the money was said to have caused an argument and Monday allegedly used an object to stab his younger brother in the neck, killing him in the process.

Also in the state, one Chisom Eze allegedly killed his 19-year-old brother, Henry, during a fight over a bottle of soft drink at their residence on Johnson Street, in the Alaba area of the state.

Chisom was said to have left the drink in the house and stepped out to attend to an issue, but when he returned, he discovered that Henry had taken advantage of his absence to consume the drink.

Angered by his brother’s action, Chisom reportedly grabbed a knife and stabbed Henry in the neck. The teenager died due to the injuries he sustained during the attack.

Also in April 2021, the state police command confirmed the killing of a businessman, Uchenna Njoku, by his younger brother, Chukwuma, during an argument over N3,000 debt.

It was gathered that Chukwuma visited Uchenna when the deceased asked his brother to pay the N3,000 he owed him, but in the process, an argument ensued between the brothers, which degenerated into a fight.

Recently, there were reported cases of siblings, friends engaging in serious argument that snowballed into untimely deaths.

This has attracted criticisms by residents and family members.

A community leader in Igando, Mr Jolaoluwa Oyesanmi lamented the rate at which relatives are killing one another over trivial issues.

He called called on family members to tolerate one another at this point in time.

A resident on Apapa, Theophilus Aloma said there is need for family heads to sensitive their members in order to forestall future occurrences among themselves.


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