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A private security guard, Yusuf Akadogo, has lost his life after being allegedly stabbed during a minor altercation in the Idi-Araba area of Lagos State.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the security guard was attacked by a motorcycle rider, currently at large.

Hundeyin stated that the incident occurred in the Idi-Araba area of Lagos last Thursday.

“On that fateful day, at about 9:20 p.m., the police received a distress call from a concerned community member regarding a disturbance at Igbira Road, Idi-Araba,” Hundeyin said.

He noted that police operatives swiftly responded to the scene, where an eyewitness provided an account of the events.

The police spokesman quoted the eyewitness as saying that the security guard intervened in a minor altercation between the Okada rider and another individual.

Hundeyin said: “Unexpectedly, the motorcycle rider, whose identity is withheld, allegedly turned his aggression towards the security guard and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife.

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“The victim was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, for urgent medical attention but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

“The suspect fled the scene immediately after the attack, and the area is currently under surveillance as efforts to apprehend him are ongoing.”

In a separate incident, Hundeyin said the police arrested four men who allegedly broke into a musical instrument warehouse in the Ikota area of Lagos.

The police spokesperson said the suspects were arrested at about 4:30 p.m. on June 11 following a reported case of theft by the owner of a warehouse.

Hundeyin said the police received a report from Idi-Oro Mushin that two young men were caught with two big speakers allegedly stolen from the warehouse.

Hundeyin noted that the businessman said goods worth millions of naira were stolen from the warehouse.

He added: “Preliminary investigation revealed that a man called Pastor, now at large, conspired with the suspects on June 10, at about 11:30 p.m.

“They had driven into a warehouse in the Okota area with a mini truck vehicle with which they carted away their loot.

“The 25-year-old security man and 33-year-old supervisor in possession of the warehouse keys were later arrested.”

Hundeyin stated that the suspected pastor, who resides in Oshodi, fled before the arrival of the police.

The police spokesman said efforts were ongoing to apprehend the suspect and recover the stolen items, adding that investigations into the incidents had commenced.

The Star



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