Tragedy struck on the Greenville Estate, Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State when a woman, Annie Ofili, allegedly stabbed her friend, Glory Okon, to death at her residence.

According to reports, Okon had paid Ofili a visit when the incident occurred.

The two friends were conversing when an argument erupted, and it degenerated into a scuffle.

In the process, Ofili reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and used it to stab Okon in the neck.

Neighbors who heard the commotion tried to intervene but were unable to enter the room.

However, the landlord and other neighbors eventually forced their way in and found Ofili on top of Okon with a knife while the latter was lying in a pool of blood.

The source said, “We heard both of them shouting in the room of one of the tenants and quickly ran there. When we got there, we met the door locked, forced it open and rushed in.

“When we entered, we 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”

They rushed Okon to the general hospital at CMS, Lagos Island, but she was confirmed dead on arrival.

Ofili’s landlord reported the incident to the police, and the suspect was arrested.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, a team of detectives was dispatched to the scene, and the suspect was arrested while the kitchen knife was recovered as evidence.

He said, “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.

“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 also confirmed that Okon’s body has been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy and preservation.

The suspect will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation.