The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Yusuf Owolabi, a naval rating for allegedly stabbing a 55-year-old woman, Taibat Badru to death.
The incident occurred in Egan, a riverine community in the Ojo council area of Lagos on Friday.
PUNCH Metro reports that the tragedy occurred following a tussle for the Baale position of the area , which was lost by the suspect’s father, Moshood, to a member of the deceased’s family.
The suspect, armed with a knife, was said to have gotten himself drunk before he picked a fight with the son of the deceased woman, named Quadri.
Quadri reportedly invited his mother into the clash and the woman was stabbed to death.
“When efforts to stop the blood gushing out of the woman failed, they rushed her to the Alimosho General Hospital at Igando where she eventually died,” PUNCH quote a source as saying.
The deceased is said to be the sister of Musbau Rasak, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, confirmed the incident. He said the suspect has been detained and investigation was ongoing.