The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for a mechanic, Fatai Bashiru, who allegedly killed a sales boy, Shedrach Emenike, aka Chiboy, in the Papa Ajao, Mushin area of the state.
PUNCH Metro reports that Bashiru stabbed the 23-year-old in the armpit and other parts of his body for allegedly scratching a car belonging to his customer.
The victim was rushed to a general hospital where he was confirmed dead. The suspect fled after
learning of Emenike’s death and his whereabouts had yet to be known.
The case has been reported to policemen from the Ladipo division before it was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
A resident, who did not want to be identified, said the incident caused tension in the area as the police later returned to make some arrests. He said, “The boy worked in a beer store and usually supplied customers in the area. The day before the incident, he had gone to supply goods to some customers and was alleged to have mistakenly scratched a car parked by the roadside with the truck he drove. “The following day, he had gone to deliver goods again when the mechanics in the area spotted him and they challenged him for scratching a car belonging to their customers. In the process, there was a disagreement and the man (Bashiru) picked one of the bottles in the truck, smashed it on the ground and stabbed Chiboy (Emenike) in the armpit.”