Two members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Palm Grove branch in Lagos, Ayodele Muyiwa and James Friday are in police net for allegedly stabbing the Vice Chairman of the union over a girlfriend.
According to an eye-witness who spoke to the media under condition of anonymity, the main suspect, Ayodele Muyiwa, has been having a brawl with the victim, identified simply as Omotunde, whom he accused of snatching his girlfriend.
“However, no one expected that the misunderstanding would escalate to the level of attempting to take the life of the victim”, the witness said.
He added, “When Muyiwa came to the park on Tuesday, he engaged Omotunde in a quarrel, accusing him of snatching his girlfriend to spite him because he was rich.
“They started exchanging words. In the process, Muyiwa carried a plank with which he threatened to hit Omotunde. He bent down and dared Muyiwa to carry out his threat, but he did not.
“We thought it was not so serious a threat
“But unfortunately, at night, Muyiwa stormed the park in the company of another person to attack Omotunde. They beat him, stabbed him in the stomach and left.”
Meanwhile, doctors at the General Hospital, Shomolu, Lagos, are battling to save Omotunde’s life.
Preliminary investigation, according to police sources, revealed that the main suspect had earlier been arrested for being in possession of a gun during the union’s election.
However, he was reportedly taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba, but was later released.
Confirming the incident, spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the suspects were still being detained at Shomolu Division while investigation had commenced.
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