Man Stabbed Over N50 Bread In Lagos
A bread seller in Lagos State, identified as Yinka, a.k.a Buredi, has been arrested after he murdered Ajayi Peters, a 28-year old man during an argument over N50 loaf of bread on Tuesday, June 16, around 11pm.
The incident which happened at Church Street, Makoko, Yaba, according to eyewitnesses, occurred when the deceased was trying to prevail on Yinka to sell bread to one of his customers on credit.
In the ensuing fight that followed the argument, Yinka reportedly picked a knife and stabbed Peters in the head. He was said to have died in a private hospital.
A resident of the area who witnessed the incident, said the suspect was only acting in self defense after the deceased had beaten him up during the scuffle.
The culprit allegedly fled the area while the deceased was rushed to a private hospital where the doctors treated the wound and stitched him up. But due to the seriousness of the wound and due to the fact that he had lost much blood, he died from the injuries around 4 am the following day.
Another resident said the suspect did not mean to kill the deceased. He claimed the bread vendor had always been harassed by hoodlums in the community, adding that it was unfortunate Peters died from the attack.