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Good Samaritan Guard Dies After Being Stabbed In Quarrel Intervention | The Legend News

A private security guard, Yusuf Akadogo, has lost his life after he was stabbed while settling a quarrel in in the Idi-Araba area of the  Lagos State.

Lagos State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirming the sad development during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday,18 June, 2024.

 Hundeyin disclosed that the deceased security guard was attacked by an Okada rider, currently at large.

 “On that fateful day, around 9:20 p.m., the police received a distress call from a concerned community member regarding a disturbance at Igbira Road, Idi-Araba,” Hundeyin said.

The state police image maker also said that police operatives swiftly responded to the scene, where an eyewitness provided an account of the events.

According to a witness, the deceased security guard intervened in a minor altercation between the Okada rider and another individual.

“Unexpectedly, the motorcycle rider, whose identity is withheld, allegedly turned his aggression towards the security guard and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife.

“The victim was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, for urgent medical attention but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

“The suspect fled the scene immediately after the attack, and the area is currently under surveillance as efforts to apprehend him are ongoing,” he said.

In a separate incident, Hundeyin said that police had arrested four men who allegedly broke into a musical instrument warehouse in the Ikota area of the state.

The spokesperson said that the suspects were arrested on June 11, at about 4.30 p.m. following a reported case of theft by the owner of a warehouse.

According to Hundeyin, the police had received a report from Idi-Oro Mushin, that two young men (names withheld), were caught with two big speakers allegedly stolen from the warehouse.

Hundeyin said that the businessman had reportedly said goods worth millions of Naira had been stolen from the warehouse.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that a man called Pastor, now at large, conspired with the suspects on June 10, at about 11.30 p.m.

“They had driven into a warehouse in the Okota area with a mini truck vehicle with which they carted away their loot.

“The 25-year-old security man and 33-year-old supervisor in possession of the warehouse keys were later arrested, ” he said.

Hundeyin, however, said that the suspected Pastor, who resides in Oshodi, fled before the arrival of the police.

He said that efforts were on to apprehend the suspect and recover the stolen items, while investigations into both incidents continue.

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