A girl, Omasan, 21, allegedly murdered her younger brother, Laju, in Ugbuwangue, Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday. Laju, a student of Yonwuren College, was said to have bled to death from a stab to his chest by Omasan, following a disagreement over sharing of house chores.
Trouble, Vanguard learned, started when Laju, the only male child of the family, insisted that he had already fetched water and was too tired to do any other chore.
A family source said in the fight that ensued, the boy reportedly brought Omasan down and ran away.
The sister dashed into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, pursued and stabbed Laju in the chest.
“He fell to the ground, screaming, and calling for help as neighbours rushed to his rescue,” the source said.
The victim was confirmed dead at the Warri Central Hospital, where doctors revealed that he had lost too much blood.
Omasan’s attempt to run away from her crime failed as she was caught and handed over to the police.
The family source added: “These kinds of fights and quarrels have been recurring in the home. They have always fought and settled, but this particular one just got out of hand.”
At press time, Laju had been buried in front of his father’s compound in the Itsekiri community in Warri.
Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the teenager’s death, adding that investigation into the case had commenced.