For defending girl against sexual assault, hoodlums stab twins in dad’s presence, killing one


The tragic incident took place at house No 5, Olalekan Adeoya Street, Off Liasu Road, Ikotun, Lagos, on April 15, 2016. When visited by a PUNCH correspondent, the father of the 23-year-old twins Elvis and Lewis Megwa, who is in his early 60s, explained what happened on that night which turned out to be the worst day of his life.

He said, “My boys – the twins – were standing on the veranda watching the goings on on the street and at a girl walking out of the house around 10.30pm. When the girl got to the guard’s kiosk, about 3 boys, who were standing around the area, started harassing and groping her.

She raised an alarm and I had to rush downstairs to challenge the boys, just to make them stop. As I rushed downstairs, one of my twin boys followed me. I opened the gate and noticed that the boys were still standing by. I asked them simply why they were harassing the girl and one of them challenged me for asking them such question.

They started charging towards us, becoming aggressive, so, I pushed my son back. As he was trying to move back, he fell and got up again. At that point, his brother had come downstairs to ask what was happening.

As we retreated, they seemed to be surrounding us and before I knew what was happening, Elvis had been stabbed on his neck. Lewis was also stabbed in the shoulder and stomach. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where Elvis was pronounced dead.”

As of now, Lewis has not been informed that his twin brother is dead. They’re allegedly stabbed by one Alex Onuora, who has since fled. The police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the case said the police are still on his trail. Cc: Punchng 

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