Kogi: Man stabbed to death while settling quarrel

One Sunday Orishagbemi has paid with his life while mediating in a squabble between two men in Kogi state.

The 39-year-old victim was stabbed to death while trying to settle a quarrel over urination in Zango Daji Quarters in the Adavi Local Government Area of the middle belt State on Friday.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Ayah, confirmed the incident on Saturday in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja.

The tragedy started in the evening of Friday when a friend of the deceased, described as a vulcanizer at Ganaja junction, Lokoja, branched to urinate close to a building owned by one of the residents of the quarters.

According to an eyewitness, the owner of the building resisted the action and a quarrel began between them.

Worried about the development, the deceased came in to settle the quarrel between his friend and the boy.

In the process, the son of the owner of the house was said to have brought out a knife and stabbed Orishagbemi to death.

Ayah said the deceased was killed at Okada Park at Zango Daji, adding that the suspect had been arrested by the police for investigation.

He promised that the suspect would be arraigned in court for prosecution as soon as the investigation is concluded in the case.

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