One Kehinde Oloka, a resident of Ilorin has reportedly taken to his heels after killing a fellow who admonished him to avoid noise-making with his Christmas banger cracks while prayer is still at a mosque.
Naija News understands that the trouble started after Abdulkadir Segi (30) of Ita-Imo in the capital city of Kwara State tried to warn the suspect to stop detonating bangers at their mosque premises while the evening congregational prayer, Ishai was being observed.
The warning, however, results in a fierce argument and Oloka reportedly stabbed Abdulkadir in the process.
Reports revealed that Oloka who is a resident of Oke-Agodi area of the town was repeatedly detonating bangers in front of the mosque to cause unpleasant noise on Muslims worshipers who were observing their Ishai prayer.
The deceased who was one of the congregants in the mosque reportedly reached out to warn the suspect to move away from the place of worship. Feeling offended with the warning, Oloka reportedly ran home, came back and attacked Abdulkadir with a long sharp knife and stabbed him until he bled to death.
Naija News learnt that Abdulkadir was rushed to a private hospital but was pronounced dead by a medical doctor upon arrival.
Confirming the incident to reporters, a family member who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Oloka stabbed Abdulkadir during the argument over banger around the mosque while the evening prayer was going on, adding that Oloka took to his heels after committing the crime.
It was gathered that all occupants of the suspect’s house, including his parents, deserted the family compound when they heard about what happened.
A family source told news men that the deceased is single and was the only son of his parents.
It was gathered that he had since been buried according to Islamic rites. The source added that the matter had been reported at the Adewole Police Station, Ilorin.
On his part, while confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the suspect was on the run and had deserted his family house in Ogidi.
Okasanmi, who said the police had launched a manhunt for the suspect, said members of his family were also helping the command to get Oloka arrested.