Tuesday, May 12 was a black day for the family of Ogbe in Ugbuwangue, an Itsekiri community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, as what was considered by neighbours as the usual quarrel and fight between two siblings ended fatally.
Omasan Ogbe, a 21-year-old girl, allegedly stabbed to death her younger brother simply identified as Laju following a fight over daily domestic chores.
TELL learnt that Omasan, described by a family source as a tomboy, was embittered that her younger brother floored her in a brawl following an argument over the washing of dishes used by the family.
Before the argument degenerated into a fierce fight, Omasan was said to have directed the younger brother to wash the dishes, but the boy reportedly refused claiming that he had fetched water and was too tired to wash the dishes.
The disagreement soon led to a brawl in which the boy allegedly floored his sister who eventually chased him round the compound before seizing a knife from the kitchen and allegedly stabbing him in the chest.
At this point, a family source said the boy fell to the ground screaming for help but neighbours didn’t immediately respond because they felt it was common for the siblings to engage in fisticuffs.
By the time they would respond and rush the boy to the Central Hospital, Warri, he was declared dead on arrival having lost so much blood.
The father of the two siblings was said to have died 10 years ago leaving the upkeep of the children to their mother.
After realising that her brother was dead, Omasan was said to have attempted running away but was apprehended and handed over to the police.
Meanwhile, Celestina Kalu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police and Delta State Police Command spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying the police has already commenced investigation into the matter.Follow Us on Social Media