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12-year-old boy fatally stabs 10-year-old friend for teasing him

By Mason White 5:40 PM December 31, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
A boy was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his friend with a broken glass bottle, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police said that they arrested 12-year-old Samson Egunje, after being accused of killing 10-year-old Samuel Igbekele on Saturday.

The attack unfolded on Omoboriowo Street.

Witnesses at the scene said that the suspect had been looking for the victim all day, saying that Igbekele has teased him early in the morning.

Late in the afternoon, Egunje caught up with Igbekele, and stabbed him in the neck with a broken bottle. Igbekele began running home, but he collapsed after a few minutes.

The victim’s father, Solomon Igbekele, was notified about the incident and took his boy to a hospital for treatment, but he later died of his injuries.

During questioning, Egunje said that he stabbed Igbekele, because he teased him earlier in the day. Police said that they took Egunje into custody along with five other children.