A Lagos Housewife, Barakat Adio, was on Sunday stabbed to death during a free-for-all fight with a neighbour, Cynthia Aigbondon, while fetching water at a public tap in the Ajegunle area of Lagos.
The Deceased and the suspect had allegedly engaged in a heated argument over whose turn it was to fetch water from the only available public borehole in the area.
It was learned that during the argument, which later resulted in a brawl, Cynthia dashed into her one-room apartment, and grabbed a kitchen knife with which she allegedly stabbed the deceased.
It was also learned that Cynthia was arrested by other neighbours at the scene as she tried to escape after noticing blood gushing out from the side of the deceased.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.
Hundeyin said the incident was reported at the station by the late woman’s husband, Lukmon Adio.
He said around 9.45pm, the said Lukmon reported a murder case at the station against the suspect.
“He said his wife had a minor misunderstanding while fetching water at a public borehole close to his house, with her neighbour, one Cynthia Aigbondon, during which the suspect stabbed his wife with a kitchen knife on her left side.