A caterer, Onyeka Jackson, has died following a misunderstanding over touching a cake baked by his friend, Daniel Okorie. The incident happened in Iyana Isashi area of Lagos, on May 24.
Vanguard reports that after the close of work on the said day, Onyeka trailed the 26-year-old Daniel to his house at 102, Iyana-Isashi area, over the misunderstanding caused by the cake-touching incident. He reportedly banged on Daniel’s door until he opened and an argument ensured, which later degenerated into fisticuffs at a nearby bus stop.
When the newspaper got to the scene of the incident at Iyana Isashi, traces of dried blood were still visible on the ground, leading to the suspect’s apartment.
A neighbour (names withheld) who spoke to the newspaper, said:
“Sincerely, I do not know what the bone of contention was. But we saw the two of them quarrelling and later they started fighting.
“Before people could separate them, Daniel had stabbed Jackson in the chest and he was bleeding profusely.”
The suspect, Daniel was quoted as saying:
“Jackson 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. But I was surprised to see Jackson at my 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 did not mean to kill him.”
Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the incident, saying:
“The exhibit has been recovered, while the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at Badagry General Hospital for Autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is in progress at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.”