Tension As Yoruba Youths Stab Hausa Man In Ogun State
The Ibafo area of Ogun state was reportedly very tense after three youths allegedly stabbed a porter identified as Musa Hussein, on Wednesday July 26, Punch reports.
According to the report, the 27-year-old victim had reportedly stepped on the toes of one the suspects, as he was returning from discarding dirt’s with his friend.
After insults were exchanged, a fight reportedly broke out, with the three suspects pouncing on Hussein and beating him to a pulp. After trying unsuccessfully to defend himself with a fork, the weapon was reportedly seized from the victim by one of the assailants, who then proceeded to stab him (Hussein) with it. Hussein was rushed to a private hospital, where he eventually died.
Following the incident, the entire community descended into panic with Yoruba traders fleeing from the area, over fears of a reprisal attack by Hausa youths. However, an appeal for calm was made by Yoruba elders in the area, to the Hausa community. Speaking about the situation, Usman Aliyu, the chief security officer of Kara-Ibafo stated: “The boy was a porter. He carried loads for people at the Ibafo bus stop and he had been doing that since he came to Ogun State from the village in Sokoto about five years ago.
“Last night (Tuesday), he and his friend helped a woman to dispose rubbish in a dump. They were paid N700 for the job. “They were looking for a place to share their money when he (Hussein) mistakenly stepped on one Yoruba boy. “Hussein said sorry to him, but the Yoruba boy said it was not enough and started abusing him. That was how they started an argument. “Suddenly, two other Yoruba boys came from nowhere and attacked him. The three of them started beating him.
“One of them picked a sharp object on the ground and stabbed Hussein in the chest. We took him to a hospital, where he died.” The victim’s corpse has reportedly been deposited for autopsy at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary, Sagamu. Confirming the incident, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, added that the suspects would soon be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta. He further stated: “The Ibafo divisional police officer has spoken to the Hausa leaders that there is no need for any issue since the culprits have been arrested.”