Man kills worshipper over Christmas banger on mosque premises

A man Abdulkadir Segi,30 has reportedly been stabbed to death during a contention over the detonation of a banger around a mosque in Ilorin, Kwara State, while the Muslim congregational prayer was being observed on Christmas Eve.

According to reports, Abdulkadir was said to have been stabbed in the chest in the Ita-Nmo area of Ilorin by one Kehinde Oloka of Oke-Agodi area of the town.

The suspect who is presently on the run was repeatedly detonating bangers in front of the mosque to disturb Muslims worshipers, who were observing their Ishai evening prayer.
Abdulkadir, who was one of the worshippers in the mosque, was said to have come out to ask Oloka to move away from the place of worship and denote his bangers somewhere else.
Kehinde Oloka ran home, came back and attacked Abdulkadir with a long sharp knife, with which he stabbed him and the victim reportedly bled to death.

Abdulkadir was said to have been rushed to a private hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
A family member, who craved anonymity, confirmed that the suspect stabbed the victim during an argument over banger.

It was gathered that all occupants of the suspect’s house, including his parents, deserted the family compound when they heard about what happened.
According to the family source, the deceased was 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.