A 42-year-old man, Emmanuel Osiben, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 38-year-old friend, known as Femi, to death while attempting to recover a N1,200 debt from him.
But Osiben, who owns a viewing centre at the Ijora-Badia area of Lagos, alleged that it was the deceased who attacked him first with a bottle.
The suspect is currently being detained at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, for culpable homicide.
Our correspondent learnt at the SCIID that the suspect was arrested by some neighbours who later handed him over to the police at the Badia Division, Lagos State Command. Osiben, in his confessional statement to the police, admitted confronting the deceased, whom he claimed was owing him N1,200. (Text courtesy Daily Trust)