If someone had told Olayiwola Stephen, a father of five that January 1st would be his last day on earth, he would have probably rebuked it.

But an argument which degenerated into a quarrel has cost Stephen his life.

The 39-year-old was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend and co-tenant, Ibrahim Adetunji, during a quarrel in Ijegun suburb of Lagos.

An eyewitness, Ademola Adegbola, said that the quarrel started between the two friends when the victim was trying to broker peace between Adetunji’s wife and other tenants in the building,

Adetunji allegedly got angry at the way the deceased was addressing his wife when mediating in the dispute, the eyewitness said.

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The eyewitness said that Adetunji, in anger, used a broken bottle to stab the victim.

He said that the incident happened at about noon on January 1 at No 66, Lafunke Street, Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos.

Another eyewitness, Sharafa Ogunbisi, said that Stephen was first treated at a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Ayinke Hospital in Ikeja due to excessive bleeding.

Ogunbisi said that Stephen eventually died on the way to the hospital where he was certified dead and his corpse was deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary.

The suspect was detained at Isheri-Oshun police station for further interrogation.

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