A man identified as Remi Adelaja has fled their Oshodi residence after he allegedly killed his elder brother, Mayowa Adelaja. The incident occurred at the wee hours of Sunday at 6, Adelaja Street, off Afariogun, Oshodi in Lagos.
It was gathered that the tragedy forced other residents to flee the compound before the police got to the scene at about 2am.
The Nation gathered that the brothers had a scuffle over torchlight, which resulted to a fight.
According to a source, the deceased was looking for the torchlight and asked his younger brother but he claimed he knew nothing about it.
â€œTheir mother, Mrs. Adelaja is a bread seller. The suspect brought his five children to his fatherâ€™s house after he lost his wife and since then, they have been staying together. Although, the deceased has been complaining about it.
â€œBut that day, the deceased was looking for torchlight and asked his younger brother who said he knew nothing about it. The issue later resulted to a quarrel because the two of them have been having problems.
â€œThe next thing they started fighting. The elder brother used iron rod to hit the younger one twice but the suspect ran inside, brought a knife and stabbed his older brother on the stomach.
â€œThat was how he fell down and died on the spot. Everyone ran only his mother was left. Then, Mayowaâ€™s dogs surrounded him on the ground. The police came around 2am,â€ said the source.