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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Actor stabs neighbour over electricity bill disagreement

A Nollywood actor, Temitayo Ogunbusola, has allegedly stabbed his neighbour, Oladotun Osho, to death following a disagreement over the payment of electricity bill.

The incident happened on Sunday at 4 Sebil Kazeem Street in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.

Temitayo was said to be owing electricity bills and since the landlord was not around, a fellow neighbour, Banjo, demanded the payment of the electricity bill from the other occupants.

However, Temitayo was alleged to have refused to pay his share of the bill, which led to an argument between him and Banjo.

The anger forced the actor to take up a dagger and stab the wrong person who was not involved in the initial scuffle, Oladotun.

Oladotun’ s sister , Ronke Akindipe, said;

“The landlord does not stay in the house, so the person in charge of the electricity bill in the house went to the tenants on Sunday to tell them to settle the bill, but when he got to Temitayo ’ s apartment to ask for his share of the bill, an argument ensued between them and Temitayo threatened to break the man ’ s head.

“Banjo ran out of the compound and brought his brother, who is a soldier, and his colleagues and when they came, he was taken to the Ikotun Police Station to write an undertaken that he would not touch Banjo and others in the compound.

“When Temitayo got home, he started threatening to break Banjo’ s head for daring to report him at the police station and when Banjo came back, other neighbours told him to run away and Temitayo started pursuing him in the compound.

“Oladotun and one of our brothers and his friend did not have a clue as to what was going on in the compound and they entered because it did not cross my brother ’ s mind that he was going to stab him because the disagreement was between Banjo and Temitayo.

“When Temitayo could not find Banjo, he stabbed my brother in the chest and my brother started shouting for help. When my other brother bent down to carry Oladotun, Temitayo attempted to stab him in the back, but for the intervention of their friend, who used his hand to block the assailant. My brother was rushed to hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival,

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