An occupant of Taiwo Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos, Taiwo Eluyemi, dispersed some neighbours who came to his apartment to watch movies on Wednesday in compliance with social distancing rule to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
He never realized the activity would cost him his life 24 hours after the fact.
One of the neighbors distinguished essentially as Habeeb, who was angry with Eluyemi’s activity purportedly trapped him along the road on Thursday and hacked him to death.
City Round discovered that Eluyemi was mainstream in the area, a character that pulled in individuals to his home.
It was assembled that Habeeb, who additionally dwells on Taiwo Street, and his companions raged Eluyemi’s home on Wednesday to watch motion pictures however he walked out on the grounds that his loft was getting packed.
Eluyemi’s face was said to have enraged Habeeb, bringing about a squabble between them.
An tenant in the area, Tope Akande, told our correspondent that some people intervened and both parties went their separate ways.
He said Eluyemi was coming back from a congregation with his child when Habeeb waylaid him and betrayed him and hand.
He expressed, “There was a misconception between Mr Eluyemi and Habeeb on Wednesday. Habeeb and his companions went to the man’s home to watch films yet he (Eluyemi) was not happy with it in the light of the social removing everybody is attempting to see to abstain from contracting coronavirus.
“He requested that they leave which prompted a difference yet it was later settled agreeably. The man went to pick his child from the congregation not knowing Habeeb was at that point searching for him. He assaulted the man with a cutlass and exacted wounds on his back and left hand. He seeped to death on the spot. The suspect has been given over to the Makinde Police Station.”
A source in the network uncovered to City Round that Habeeb and Eluyemi had an issue at some point back which was activated by the Wednesday go head to head.
The source said, “People usually go to his house to watch European League matches and movies. He was popular on the street and his house was opened to youths. The suspect had also been going there. As a result of the present situation, he didn’t want people to gather in his apartment again.
“The suspect and a few young people went there on Wednesday evening and he advised them to leave. It was after the occurrence occurred on Thursday that I learnt they (Habeeb and Eluyemi) had a misconception at some point prior. The suspect ought to be in his late twenties, while the perished is in his forties.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, while affirming the occurrence, said investigation had initiated.
He stated, “The suspect is as of now in custody. Two of them are friends. They had a misconception. We are exploring the conditions that prompted the homicide.”