The police in Lagos State have declared a mechanic, Fatai Bashiru, wanted for allegedly stabbing a sales boy, Shedrach Emenike, also known as Chiboy, to death in the Mushin area of Lagos for scratching his client’s car.
According to the Punch, Bashiru stabbed Emenike, 23, in the armpit and other parts of his body, leaving him with fatal wounds. 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 is yet unknown.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.”The victim’s boss, who identified himself only as Marcel, said the Emenike had worked with him for only three months before the attack. “I rushed to the place and saw him in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a hospital where he died. Since then, the suspect had yet to be found,” he added.The police arrested some co-workers of the suspect, but later released them when there was nothing linking them to the crime.The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were on.She said, “We have a report that one Emenike was stabbed to death by one Bashiru. The corpse has been deposited in the Mainland Hospital mortuary, Yaba. Although Bashiru is on the run, one of the suspects is assisting police with investigations.”