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Mechanic Kills Boy Just For Scratching A Customer’s Car

The police in Lagos have launched a manhunt for a mechanic, Fatai Bashiru, for allegedly killing a sales boy, Shedrach Emenike, aka Chiboy, in the Papa Ajao, Mushin area of the state.

It was learnt that Fatai stabbed the 23yrs old in the armpit and other parts of his body for allegedly scratching a car belonging to his customer.

The victim was rushed to a general hospital but was, unfortunately, confirmed dead.

The suspect fled after learning of Emenike’s death and his whereabouts had yet to be known.

The case was reported to policemen from the Ladipo division before it was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

A resident, who did not want to be identified, said the incident caused tension in the area as police later returned to make some arrests.

He said, “The boy worked in a beer store and usually supplied customers in the area. The day before the incident, he had gone to supply goods to some customers and was alleged to have mistakenly scratched a car parked by the roadside with the truck he drove.

“The following day, he had gone to deliver goods again when the mechanics in the area spotted him and they challenged him for scratching a car belonging to their customers. In the process, there was a disagreement and the man (Bashiru) picked one of the bottles in the truck, smashed it on the ground and stabbed Chiboy (Emenike) in the armpit.”

The victim’s boss, who identified himself only as Marcel, said the Anambra State indigene had worked with him for only three months before he was killed.


Marcel, who spoke with Punch on phone, explained that it was barely 30 minutes after Emenike left to deliver the goods that he was told that he had been attacked.

“I rushed to the place and saw him in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a hospital where he died. Since then, the suspect had yet to be found,” he added.

A resident, who did not identify herself, said police later arrested the parents of the suspect.

“Afterwards, they were also released. I was told they have all closed their shops and run away.”

The police in Lagos have launched a manhunt for a mechanic, Fatai Bashiru, for allegedly killing a sales boy, Shedrach Emenike, aka Chiboy, in the Papa Ajao, Mushin area of the state.

It was learnt that Fatai stabbed the 23yrs old in the armpit and other parts of his body for allegedly scratching a car belonging to his customer.

The victim was rushed to a general hospital but was, unfortunately, confirmed dead.

The suspect fled after learning of Emenike’s death and his whereabouts had yet to be known.

The case was reported to policemen from the Ladipo division before it was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

A resident, who did not want to be identified, said the incident caused tension in the area as police later returned to make some arrests.

He said, “The boy worked in a beer store and usually supplied customers in the area. The day before the incident, he had gone to supply goods to some customers and was alleged to have mistakenly scratched a car parked by the roadside with the truck he drove.

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“The following day, he had gone to deliver goods again when the mechanics in the area spotted him and they challenged him for scratching a car belonging to their customers. In the process, there was a disagreement and the man (Bashiru) picked one of the bottles in the truck, smashed it on the ground and stabbed Chiboy (Emenike) in the armpit.”

The victim’s boss, who identified himself only as Marcel, said the Anambra State indigene had worked with him for only three months before he was killed.

Marcel, who spoke with Punch on phone, explained that it was barely 30 minutes after Emenike left to deliver the goods that he was told that he had been attacked.

“I rushed to the place and saw him in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a hospital where he died. Since then, the suspect had yet to be found,” he added.

A resident, who did not identify herself, said police later arrested the parents of the suspect.

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“Afterwards, they were also released. I was told they have all closed their shops and run away.”