A twenty-six-year-old man, Daniel Okorie, who had reportedly stabbed his colleague, Onyeka Jackson to death in the Iyana Isashi area of Lagos, has been arraigned in court.
The suspect who was arraigned before an Ebute-Meta Magistrates Court 6 presided over by Miss Awogboro recently was ordered to be remanded at the Ikoyi prisons, while the case was adjourned to July 28, 2016.
Daniel was said to have had a misunderstanding with Onyeka over touching a cake at their place of work on May 24th; after the close of work, the deceased was said to have traced Daniel to his house located at No 102 Iyana Isashi, opposite Clinic bus stop where the incident occurred.
It was gathered that when Onyeka got to the compound, he kept banging on Daniel’s door till the door was opened. After a heated argument which degenerated to a physical fight, Daniel was said to have gone inside, picked a kitchen knife and stabbed the deceased on the chest and leg.
When The Daily Times visited the house, the compound appeared deserted. One of the neighbours (names withheld) however he sincerely didn’t know what the bone of contention was, “but a little past six o’clock, we saw the two of them quarrelling in the compound, and before we knew what was happening, they started fighting. Before people could separate them, Daniel had stabbed Jackson on his chest and he was bleeding profusely.”
According to a now sober Daniel, “Onyeka and I work at the same place in Iyana-Era, that day we had a misunderstanding in my place of work. Few minutes after I got home, someone was hitting my door. I was surprised when I saw Jackson after I opened the door; while we were quarrelling, I took a kitchen knife to threaten and chase him out of the compound. It was while we were fighting outside the compound that I stabbed him, I didn’t mean to kill him.”
The police however said Daniel had committed an offence punishable under section 221 of the criminal law 2011 of Lagos.