A security guard identified as Dayon Ayuba, has reportedly gotten himself in trouble with the the Lagos State Police Command for stabbing a carpenter, identified as Taiye, to death on Nitel Estate, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
As reported, Taye who is revealed to have lived in the Mushin area of Lagos, had visited his friend, Samuel Shobowale, to do some carpentry work at his residence on the estate, which was along Ota-Ona, Ikorodu.
It was after completing the work that Taiye had decided to take a short cut home, to which a land owner identified by the name Bolade, alleged Taiye had attempted scaling the fence of the estate at a time when Ayuba was on duty.
Taye was accosted by the guard at 8:40pm, which had led to the confrontation.
The land owner said:
“The incident happened on May 14, 2022, but what happened after the incident was that all the security guards were sacked. The security guard was still new on the estate when he stabbed that man.
“The person (Taiye) wanted to scale the fence, but the security guard told him to pass through the official gate. He refused and decided to jump the fence. So, it led to a misunderstanding and both of them started fighting.
“In the process, the security guard brought out a knife and stabbed one of his laps. The man started bleeding and people rushed him to a hospital.”
The 30-year-old carpenter was reportedly rushed to the Life Seminary Hospital, in Ota-Ona, Ikorodu, where he was ultimately confirmed dead.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed in a statement that investigations into the incident were ongoing, and that the suspect was already in their custody.
“The suspect was promptly arrested and as of the time he was arrested, it was just a case of assault occasioning harm. But later, the person that was stabbed died and the investigation moved from that to homicide. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.” He said.