Murder: Man Kills Friend Over Refusal To Help Charge His Phone

the deceased Lekan


A young man identified as Demola Wasiu, has been arrested by the police for killing his friend.


Demola, who is a bricklayer, was said to have stabbed his friend, Lekan Omotosho, 27, for refusing to help him charge his phone. Lekan was a mechanic apprentice on Ajele street, Lagos Island,  before his death.
According to Punch Metro, Lekan, who was stabbed in the armpit was said to have lost a lot of blood before being rushed to the hospital, where he finally gave up the ghost.
Lekan’s boss, Olayinka Oyinloye, who spoke with reporters, said Lekan had arrived Lagos from Mowe Ogun state, just 3-months ago and had been warned against befriending Wasiu.


Just two months ago, the police arrested him while watching over Wasiu’s phone. The problem is that they usually smoke hemp in that place where they charge phones. Throughout the time of his detention, this so called friend did not check on him.
After I got him out on bail, I warned him against the friendship and cautioned him not to allow anybody put him in trouble.
On Thursday, Wasiu came again and asked him to help him charge his phone and watch over it. Lekan (Omotosho) refused. That was how he became angry and started fighting him.
Punch Metro reported that Wasiu, used a beer bottle he had with him, smashed it on the floor and stabbed Lekan in the armpit.
He fell down and started bleeding. People took him to a hospital, while they held Wasiu to prevent him from escaping.
They took Wasiu to the Lion Building Police Division around 11.30pm. I went to check on Lekan (Omotosho) in the hospital. Around 1am, he died. I went back to the station to report the development to the police. Some of the officers followed me to the hospital to confirm if he was actually dead.
Wasiu, was said to have begged for forgiveness at SCDI, saying he never meant to kill Lekan.
All I want is forgiveness. I did not mean to kill him. He was my friend and I have no reason to kill him. Please help me beg them to give me another chance. I have no father or mother to assist me.
  Damasus Ozoani, deputy Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing.
Yes, it happened. The suspect, Demola Wasiu, stabbed the victim, Lekan Omotosho, with a broken bottle. He was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead. The matter is under investigation.


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