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27-year-old man stabs twin brother to death in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the case of a 27-year-old man, Mfom John, who stabbed his twin brother, Israel John, to death on Olorunkemi Street in the Somolu area of the state.

Mfom was reported to have stabbed the victim more than 70 times in different parts of his body on Monday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, told the Punch that, “The suspect stabbed the victim to death while sleeping at about 6.30am on Olorunkemi Street, Bariga.

“The case has been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, SDCI, Yaba.

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“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital morgue,” the PPRO noted.

Although no one could state the immediate cause of the incident, relatives and residents alleged that the suspect had always threatened to kill his twin brother whenever they had disagreements.

The Akwa Ibom State indigene reportedly stabbed his brother in the neck, head, armpit and stomach till he died, after which he fled to Ogunbadejo, a neighbouring street, to report to an uncle that his brother had sustained serious injuries during a fight.

The twin elder brother, Christopher, following interrogation, reportedly pointed out the culprit (Mfom) to the police, which led to his arrest.

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He said he was in the kitchen while his brothers were in the room.

“I was roasting groundnut in the kitchen when Mfom killed our brother.

“I never knew what happened until I went into the room and saw Israel in the pool of his blood.”

But residents said Christopher might know more about the death because the suspect had told him he would ensure his brother did not go to work that morning.

A relative, who did not identify herself, said behind killing his brother, the suspect went to his uncle’s house, where she also stays, to report the incident.

She explained that Mfom was panicky, as he tried not to indict himself, adding that she thought it was their usual fight.

“We asked him what happened, he just said there was a fight in the house and his brother had been injured. As we approached the house, we saw two police vans. The policemen brought out a body that was covered with wrapper.

“That was when Christopher told the police that it was Mfom who killed his brother. The police then arrested him,” she said, adding that Mfom was overbearing, while Israel was quiet and always at the receiving end of his brother’s cruelty.

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