Two men have been arrested by the Lagos police command for allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old boy to death over a rubber slippers.
The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin said the incident happened on Sunday, May 30, around 6pm at Iganmu under the Bridge.
The suspects were arrested after a concerned resident of the state alerted the police about some youths mobilizing to cause mayhem in the Iganmu area. The crisis was caused by the killing of the 13-year-old boy identified as Ekene.
“Information at the scene indicated that the victim was allegedly stabbed by two boys over a minor issue concerning ownership of rubber slippers.
“It was also gathered that the suspects escaped from the scene after committing the crime.
“A credible intelligence was emplaced which led to the arrest of the duo of Ahmed, 28, and Umaru Abubakar, 18.
“The victim was examined and a deep hole suspected to be injuries sustained from stabbing was seen on the right side of his chest. He was immediately rushed to the Ajeromi General Hospital for urgent medical attention.
“However, he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. His corpse was evacuated to the Yaba General Hospital for preservation and autopsy.” The suspects who were taken to Ijora Badia Police Division where they confessed to the crime, will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation.