Bakery worker stabs colleague over N300

Date: 24-07-2010 11:20 am (13 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
- at 24-07-2010 11:20 AM (13 years ago)
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The police in Lagos have arrested a 20-year-old bakery worker, Charles Kelly, for stabbing his co-worker, Erinola Akinyemi, in the stomach at a local bakery (name withheld) located in Ogba area of Ikeja, Lagos.

According to the Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba, "Akinyemi was stabbed in the lower abdomen and part of his organs burst out. He died before help could reach him at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. His corpse has been deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary."

Mba said that the police were still investigating the circumstances that led to the fight in which Akinyemi was killed.

But Kelly said that Akinyemi, who was a senior colleague, usually deducted N300 illegally from his weekly salary.

He said, "I have been nursing this grudge against him because I don't know why he was removing from my salary. Since March 3, 2010 that I started work there, he would give everybody their full weekly salary but he would remove N300 from my own and give me N1, 700 instead of N2, 000. The funny thing there was that this man receives N5, 000 every week."

Kelly said he had a chance to show his displeasure to Akinyemi when he sent him to buy a N5 sachet water for him. "I deliberately refused to go because I wanted to show him that I was not happy with him. I felt I needed to fight my cause since the owner of the bakery where I worked did not intervene," Kelly said.

It was gathered, however, that Akinyemi did not take his refusal lightly.

Kelly said, "He was the one that started beating me; so, I took two empty bottles of 7-Up and marked him with the bottles. Instead of him to stop, he went to pick a knife to stab me.

"What I did then was to hold the hand with the knife; I twisted it and put my right leg behind his left leg and pushed him. He pulled me with him and we fell together. That was how the knife entered his stomach," Kelly said.

Mba, however, said that the police were waiting for the report of an autopsy after which the case would be taken to the court

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