A housewife, Barakat Adio, was stabbed to death on Sunday, February 11, during an altercation with a neighbour, Cynthia Aigbondon, while fetching water at a public tap in the Ajegunle area of Lagos.
Eyewitnesses say the deceased and the suspect had allegedly engaged in a heated argument over whose turn it was to fetch water from the only available public borehole in the area. The eyewitnesses alleged that the argument degenerated into a fight. In the heat of the moment, Cynthia dashed into her one-room apartment and grabbed a kitchen knife with which she allegedly stabbed the deceased.
It was also learned that Cynthia was arrested by other neighbours at the scene as she tried to escape after noticing blood gushing out from the side of the deceased.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, says the incident was reported at the station by the late woman’s husband, Lukmon Adio.
Hundeyin added that the matter is being investigated.