One stabbed to death in Lagos as football game turns bloody

5 years ago

A Senior Secondary School 2 student was over the weekend stabbed to death during a friendly street football match between youths in Okota.
It was gathered that some youths from Oseni Liade Street were playing football at the end of the street, when a group of boys from neighbouring Taiwo Street came to join them.

Vanguard reports that the visiting youths were told to wait for their turn.

At the end of the first round, another set of players, among who were the visiting youths, were expected to take over the football pitch.

According to eyewitnesses, the visitors were disallowed, an action that snowballed into a free for all. In the process, one of them, Kayode Babayanju, of 8, Taiwo Street, was alleged to have stabbed another youth, Michael Tanko, in the hollow of his left elbow.

Tanko, a Senior Secondary School 2 student of Hills International School, reportedly chased his assailant until he became dizzy and slumped. Unfortunately, he died moments before reaching the hospital he was rushed to.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Superintendent Dolapo Badmus, said, “Effort is being intensified to arrest the suspect who fled the scene immediately after committing the offence. The corpse has been deposited at the Isolo General Hospital morgue.”

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