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Hausa Trader Stabbed To Death By Chadian Friend For Refusing To Lend Him His Eyeglasses In Agege

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January 4, 2018 – Nigerian Stabbed To Death By Chadian Childhood Friend For Refusing To Lend Him His N300 Eyeglasses In Agege Lagos

2 childhood friends, Yusuf Sanni and Ahmed Sosan, have parted on a tragic note after a fight broke out between them on Alhaji Alla Street, Morcas, Agege, Lagos State.

Sosan, a Chadian, reportedly stabbed Sanni in the chest during the fight on the New Year’s Day.

The fight reportedly resulted from the deceased’s refusal to lend his friend a pair of glasses.

Metro learnt that Sosan had visited Sanni, who lived on Alhaji Alla Street, and met him at the frontage of his residence, chatting with other friends.

He was said to have asked to borrow the spectacles used by the victim, who declined the request.

Afterwards, Sosan reportedly attempted to get the glasses forcefully and the situation degenerated into a fight, during which Sanni beat him up.

A resident, who identified himself only as Sikiru, said after they were separated, Sosan went home in anger only to return a few minutes later with a knife which he used to stab his friend.

He said, “They were friends. Yusuf (Sanni) is from the North, while Ahmed (Sosan) hails from Chad and lives with his parents. Ahmed wanted Yusuf to give him the glasses he used on that day, but he refused. He tried to forcefully take the glasses and it led to a fight.

“It was around 2pm, after the Zuhr (2pm) prayer, that Ahmed came with a knife. He hid it inside his clothes. As they resumed the fight, he brought it out and stabbed Yusuf in the chest. Yusuf bled from the nose and mouth and people rushed him to a clinic. He died on arrival.”

Another resident, Salau Ajidagba, said policemen from the Alabo Police Division were alerted to the incident.

He stated that before the policemen arrived, a mob had descended on the suspect and beaten him up, while another group tried to rescue him and prevent his arrest.

“When policemen came, his sympathisers hauled stones at them. They did not want the policemen to take the corpse or arrest the suspect. The policemen called for reinforcement and an Armoured Personnel Carrier was brought by the Rapid Response Squad.

“The police used tear gas before they were able to arrest him and remove the corpse around 5pm,” Ajidagba added.

When our correspondent visited the deceased’s house on Wednesday, he was directed to one of the deceased’s elder brothers, identified as Baba.

Baba said the family had accepted Sanni’s death “as an act of God” and had resolved to settle the case amicably.

He said, “I was not around when the incident happened. I was called on the telephone to come for the burial of my brother. They (Sanni and Sosan) grew up together as friends. It was an accident and we don’t want any publication on the matter.”

A trader, who spoke on condition of anonymity, urged the police to prosecute the suspect to serve as a deterrent to others.

“This is not the first time an incident like this would happen here. Those boys would not change because they are being shielded through amicable resolution. If it were a Yoruba man that killed him (Sanni), no shop would open today (Wednesday) because there would be bloody violence,” he added.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed Sanni’s death, adding that the case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

“The corpse has been taken to the Mainland General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Investigation is in progress,” he added.




  1. Mon

    January 4, 2018 at 8:32 AM

    That guy will kill again as this may not be his first killing….later he will be settled with some cow to become a herdsman and start causing problem in different villages by doing what he does best..killing. He need to be arrested.

  2. Stanley Jones

    January 4, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Nigeria is a funny country where anybody can sneak in and just be called a Nigerian.

  3. Stanley Jones

    January 4, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Just waiting for that pay check to arrive and I’m off from Nigeria entirely cause it seems Nigeria kids ain’t got no bright future.

  4. fifelomo

    January 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Rip boy.

  5. J. B. Hunter

    January 4, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    NAIJA, I DEY HAIL Ooo… Wait a minute, which investigation and autopsy do they still want to carry out on a case with facts and proves as naked as a new born baby?
    And at the end, WHAT NEXT?

    They should have let the matter die since the elder brother to the decease called Baba has already accused God falsely of being reponsible for the death of his brother.
    Mumu people, the devil will cause harvoc they in their ignorance will ascribe it to the act of God.

    Mumu people, so when Cain killed his blood brother Abel, in the Holy Bible it was the act of God yet God asked Cain, “where is thy brother?“

    I wonder for the mentality of these muslims o, how could a wicked deed from man to his fellow be ascribe to the Act of God? So it was God who gave him the knife and lifted his hand to strike the other fellow?
    Mumu people who don‘t know what they are serving.
    Anyway sha, na dem dem. Na weting concern me there sef?
    Its possible that the decease himself has ever killed somebody or perticipated in that their group terror attack somewhere only God knows and now KERMA has caught up with him.

    I take a stroll…

  6. J. B. Hunter

    January 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    QUESTION FOR The muslims; since they want us to believe that everything that happens in life is the “Act of God“, which one is the work of the devil?

    Just strolling by…

  7. Mama twins

    January 5, 2018 at 6:07 AM

    What an arrant nonsense

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