A 30-year-old poultry farmer, Afeez Kegbeyale, has been stabbed to death in Erin Osun, Osun State, following a disagreement with three unknown men.
According to elder brother of the deceased, Saheed, the incident occurred in on Thursday, October 1, 2020, while the victim was on his way to his poultry farm around 8.15pm.
Saheed explained that the deceased, a graduate of Food Science Technology from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, after completing his mandatory service in 2018, invested in poultry and had a farm in Erin Osun.
On the day of the incident, Saheed said his brother was on his way to feed the birds.
He added that Afeez was on his motorcycle when he suddenly ran into a gridlock and while waiting for movement to resume, he exchanged hot words with three men, who were also on a motorcycle and heading in the same direction with him.
He explained that the men later followed the deceased and used their motorcycle to block his path.
Saheed stated, “There on the spot, the three men started beating him. And they later stabbed him in the chest and he died on the spot. Afeez was the last child of my mother.
“The deceased served at the Bauchi State Polytechnic in 2018. He was offered a job, but he didn’t take it and he returned home. He was initially engaged in commercial motorcycling.
With the little money he raised, he established a farm in Erin Osun. On the day he was killed, he was on his way to the farm to feed his birds. As we speak, his corpse is in the morgue of LAUTECH in Osogbo. One of those involved has been arrested by the police.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said no arrest had been made in connection with the incident.
She stated that a motorcyclist, who had not been identified, was stabbed to death around 8.30pm on Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Erin Osun, adding that efforts were on to arrest the perpetrators.