There was confusion at the Ifedapo area, Modakeke town of Osun State as sibling identified as Lekan Odetayo allegedly stabbed his 21-year-old elder brother, named Toheeb Odetayo to death and fled home.
It was gathered that the incident happened in their parent house when Lekan, an 18-year-old, was directed by his elder brother, Toheeb to run an errand for him around 9 PM.
Lekan shrugged at the directive which infuriated Toheeb. In a bid to enforce the directive issued, he shouted at his younger brother and threaten to beat him, if he refused.
Lekan dared his brother and it resulted in a brawl between the two.
It was gathered that Lekan was angered after his elder brother punched him. He went to the kitchen, picked a knife and stabbed Toheeb in his neck.
It was learnt that Lekan fled the scene after seeing that his brother dropped dead.
A neighbour who does not want to be named, said, “Lekan fled the scene to escaped been lynch. When the father saw what happened, he went to the police station to report the case. The police came to the house to evacuate the remains of Toheeb.”
The Police Spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, when contacted confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
“One Muritala Odetayo reported the case to the police and we visited the scene. We recovered a kitchen knife with blood stain and also deposit the corpse of the victim to the morgue of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
She assured that effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspect.