Man hacked to death for stopping his neighbors from watching movies in his home

A Nigerian man's insistence on obeying the social distancing order of the Lagos state government has allegedly led to his death in the Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos state.

The deceased, Taiwo Eluyemi, who resides on Taiwo Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos, usually invited his neighbors to his apartment to come watch football as well as movies. However on Wednesday, he sent them out because they were so much and were not observing social distancing order enacted by the state government to curb the spread of the virus. Little did he know that one of his neighbors identified as Habeeb, who he had a misunderstanding with sometime back, was irked by his action and nursed a plan to get back at him. Both of them had an altercation before Habeeb left Eluyemi's apartment.

According to reports, the deceased who is popular on the street, went to his church within the area on Thursday to pick up his son and was returning home when he was allegedly attacked with a cutlass by Habeeb, and thereafter bled to death. Habeeb was subsequently arrested and handed over to the police.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said the suspect currently in police custody and investigation into the matter is ongoing. 

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