Tragedy as 10-year-old boy strangles friend during football match in Lagos

Tragedy as 10-year-old boy strangles friend during football match in Lagos
Tragedy as 10-year-old boy strangles friend during football match in Lagos

Tragedy struck as a 10-year-old boy, identified as Israel, strangled his friend, Ezekiel, to death at Powerline in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

The incident happened on Friday while they were playing football in the community.

A police source on Saturday said the match was ongoing when an argument ensued between the two boys.

According to the source, Israel reached for 10-year-old Ezekiel’s neck in the process and strangled him till he lost consciousness and stopped breathing.

The source said, “A report was received at Ejigbo Division on Friday from a complainant that stated that his son, Israel aged 10 was playing football with some boys at Oluwole Street, Powerline Ejigbo, where his mother’s shop is situated when he had an argument with one of the boys named Ezekiel aged 10, who held him on the neck and strangled him until he died.”

The late Ezekiel was said to have been rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“A team of detectives visited the scene, where a photograph of the corpse was taken and the body was taken to the General Hospital in the Isolo area of the state where the doctor confirmed him dead,” the source added.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the body of the deceased has been transferred to the mortuary for post-mortem examination.

He said, “The body has been transferred to the mortuary for post-mortem examination. The suspect is in police custody, and an investigation is in progress.”

In another development, the Ogun State Police Command said on Saturday that it has arrested a 54-year-old man, Chizoke Obiadada, and his 17-year-old son, Micheal Obiadada, for allegedly beating one Tope Owoade, which eventually led to her death.

The command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, disclosed this in a statement she made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to Odutola, the incident followed a disagreement over sitting on a “worktable“ between the deceased and the suspects.

The statement reads, “successive, uncontrollable anger and arguments which snowballed into a quarrel over sitting on a ‘worktable’ belonging to one Tope Owoade “f” now deceased.

“A table the victim uses in selling “Pomo” stemmed an altercation for preventing her neighbours from sitting on her work table, causing a misunderstanding that has led to the ultimate death of one Tope Owoade “f” 43yrs”.

“The Divisional Police Officer of OGIJO has received a complaint from one Isiaka Owoade “m” a husband of one Tope Owoade, now deceased.”

“He narrated that on the 29th of March, 2024, when he returned from a journey, his late wife informed him that on the previous day, which was the 28th of March, 2024, at about 2030 hrs, one Chizoke Obiadada “m” 54 years and his son one Micheal Obiadada “m” 17 years, his known neighbours hacked his wife in fits blows, beating her up mercilessly, by inflicting fatal injuries on his wife, which resulted in her bleeding severely from the womb and in her private part. When she cautioned the duo not to sit on the work table she uses in selling edible animal skin.”

“He stated that his wife was rushed to Main Frame Private Hospital and Kunle Hospital Atan Agowa, and she was rejected.”

“He further stated that his wife gave up the ghost while she was being taken to a government hospital.”

“Immediately he got the report, the Divisional Police Officer arrested the culprits and are currently undergoing preliminary investigations.”

“The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.”

“Meanwhile, effort is ongoing to deposit the deceased in OOUTH Sagamu morgue for post-mortem examination.”

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