19-Year-Old Boy Stabbed To Death By Man Invited By His Father To Help ‘Discipline Him’


Lagos state police command has arrested one Felix Ezike for allegedly stabbing a teenager, Deji Animashaun, to death in the Egbe area of Ikotun, Lagos State on August 28.

According to police report, Deji’s father, Dada Animashaun, had invited Ezike, 27, to his house to help him discipline his son who was allegedly caught stealing and has been wayward.

It was reported that Deji put up resistance when Felix tried to discipline him, which made him bring out a jack-knife out of anger and allegedly stabbed the teenager on the head and his body.

Deji’s father immediately rushed him to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said;

On August 28, 2020, around 4.30pm, one Dada Animashaun, of Rasheed Bello Street, Egbe, Ikotun, allegedly invited one Felix Ezike, 27, to his house to discipline his son, Deji Animashaun, 19, for stealing and becoming a defiant.

In the process, the son resisted the punishment and was stabbed with a jack knife in the head and body by the said Felix Ezike. Consequently, the boy collapsed and was taken to hospital for treatment, where he later died. Our detectives have visited the scene of the incident and the corpse was evacuated to the IDH Morgue in Yaba for autopsy.

Bala added that the father of the deceased boy as well as Felix has been arrested. He said a detailed investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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