Alhaji Abass Street, Ogudu, Lagos State, has turned into a theatre of the absurd after a 29-year-old resident, identified simply as Biodun, allegedly cut off the tongue of her confidant, Babangida Sulyman.It was learnt that 23-year-old Babangida was an errand boy to the unmarried woman, helping her to buy food and deliver messages.
They both reside in the same compound, where the incident happened last Tuesday.While Babangida lives with his mother, Biodun squats with her married elder sister.PUNCH Metro learnt that the duo had enjoyed a mutual relationship for about two years, until sometime in March 2017 when Babangida’s mother asked him to quit the friendship after a disagreement broke out between him and Biodun.
Our correspondent gathered that Babangida, after his mother’s directive, kept Biodun at arm’s length.Biodun, however, reportedly approached Babangida for reconciliation two weeks ago, and pleaded with him to resume his role as her errand boy, which the latter rejected.The strained relationship, it was learnt, assumed a new dimension around 8pm on Tuesday when they met at the shop of a woman in the area.
Biodun was said to have rebuked Babangida, which prompted the shop owner to ask him what went wrong.Babangida reportedly declined to speak with the woman in Biodun’s presence and promised to discuss the issue with her (the woman) the next day.
He had gone to the toilet around 11.30pm to urinate and was about to leave the restroom when Biodun allegedly sneaked in, squeezed his neck and forced him to open his mouth. She subsequently yanked out part of his tongue.The victim’s mother, who is the landlady of the building, Hassanat Ali, said she was asleep when Olumide Agbolade (aka Olumba), the husband of Biodun’s elder sister, raised the alarm.