Peacemaker stabbed to death while separating rivals fight over girlfriend

A peacemaker, Muhammed Obadimeji , has been killed while separating a fight between two men, Eniola Ayodele and Kayode Babashola, in the Dopemu area of Lagos State .

Reports gathered that Ayodele and Babashola were fighting over their girlfriend , Barakat Wasiu, when Obadimeji intervened to make peace .

While separating the rivals , it was learnt that Ayodele , who was armed with a sharp object , allegedly stabbed Obadimeji in the chest in an attempt to stab Babashola .

The impact of the stabbing made Obadimeji to fall to the ground , but as the 25- year – old was clutching on to life , some good Samaritans came to his rescue and rushed him to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja , for urgent attention.

However , it was learnt that Obadimeji died in the process of being treated .

A resident of the area , who spoke on condition of anonymity , said Obadimeji had no relationship with Barakat , but played the role of a peacemaker between Ayodele and Babashola when they were fighting , adding that he was killed in the process .

He said , “The boyfriends were fighting over the girl and the person who came to separate them was killed .

One of them stabbed the person , who wanted to separate them and the injury led to his death.

The man knew nothing about the fight ; he wasn’ t the one in a relationship with the girl ; he just intervened to stop the fight and that was it .

“ The girl is a teenager and somebody was killed because of her .

The police have arrested the two rival men and the girl .

All of them are in the police station . ”
PUNCH Metro gathered that

Obadimeji ’ s corpse was deposited in the Yaba General Hospital’ s mortuary for autopsy , while the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Panti , Yaba , for discreet investigation .

When contacted , the state Police Public Relations Officer , Bala Elkana , said a good Samaritan reported the incident to the police , adding that one of the rival lovers stabbed Obadimeji , while trying to separate them .

Elkana stated, “On Sunday , August 9 , 2020, around 1 . 30pm , information was received from a good Samaritan that one Eniola Ayodele , 28 , was fighting with Kayode Babashola, 31, over a girl , Barakat Wasiu, all of who stay in the same address on Momodu Street, Orile – Agege .

“ During the fight , Eniola Ayodele allegedly used a sharp object to stab one Muhammed Obadimeji , 25 , who was said to have come to separate them, in the chest .

The peacemaker was rushed to the LASUTH in Ikeja for treatment and later died .

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“ A team of policemen was mobilised to the scene of the incident , where Ayodele , Babashola and Barakat Wasiu were all arrested and brought to the station .

Obadimeji ’ s corpse has been deposited in the mortuary of the General Hospital in Yaba for autopsy .

Investigation is in progress and the case has been transferred to the SCIID , Panti , Yaba , for further action. ”

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