At Amini Awo village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun state, tragedy struck as a guest, Sunday Phillip stabbed the celebrant Omeika Josiah to death.
According to reports, the suspect, Sunday who is said to be an apprentice mechanic appeared at the party unidentified and caused a scene. He was said to have engaged in a fight with another guest over the movement of the sound system which was used at the party.
The birthday celebrant then came in to intervene and took sides with the other guest named Jonah who is his friend which got Sunday very upset.
The suspect the ran into a house nearby and got the knife in which he used to stab the celebrant, Josiah.
“One of the guests named Jonah sent a boy to move the sound system away from the scene when he noticed that food and drinks were pouring on the floor. But Philip, an apprentice mechanic, prevented the boy sent by Jonah from taking the jukebox away and seized the sound gadget. Jonah tried to take the sound system from Sunday and a fight broke out between them,” the source explained.
“When Sunday realised that he could not overpower Jonah, he rushed to a nearby house and brought out a knife to attack Jonah. Unfortunately, on his way back to Jonah, he met the celebrator, Josiah, who warned him not to disrupt his party. But Sunday then became angry that Josiah had taken sides with Jonah, so he stabbed him to death.”
According to a guest identified as Oladele, he said:
“Sunday (Philip) had left home for work very early in the morning. He had no idea that Josiah was going to throw a birthday party in the neighbourhood,” said Oladele.
“He however came to the party when he got wind that it was Josiah’s birthday celebration. Only God knows what came over him when he launched into a fight with another guest and close friend of the celebrator. If not for the timely intervention of the community leaders and other residents, he would have been mobbed to death when he was nabbed after he tried to escape from the scene where he stabbed Josiah to death.”