PUNCH Metro learnt that Enwerem stabbed Ilaya with a knife on the left side of the neck during a scuffle over money given to their younger brothers to share. The incident happened on Mulianu Street, Ajangbadi, Lagos State.
Our correspondent learnt that the duo fought to defend their younger brothers who were given money after fetching firewood for a ceremony in the neighbourhood. After the job had been done, the suspect’s younger brother was said to have complained to him that he had been short-changed by the deceased’s younger brother.
A fight was said to have broken out in the neighbourhood and before anyone knew what was happening, Enwerem, was alleged to have entered his parent’s room and dashed out with a knife with which he stabbed and killed the victim. The Anambra State indigene was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court on one count of murder.
The charge read, “That you, Nnabaike Enwerem, on December 24, 2014, at about 8.30pm, at Mulianu Street, Ajangbadi, Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Sunday Ilaya, aged 18 years, by stabbing him with a knife on the left side of his neck and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.”