An 18-year-old boy identified as Biliya Lawal has passed on after he was punched in the stomach during a fight with his 14-year-old neighbour, simply identified as Danladi.
Punch reported that the fight ensued around 6pm on Friday, May 12, after an exchange of words at their compound in Gadabiu in Kwali area council of the Federal Capital Territory.
A commercial driver in the area who gave his name as Aliyu, said Danladi fell to the ground after being punched in the stomach during the fight. He was rushed to the Kwali General Hospital, where he was declared dead.
“Both Lawal, who is about 18-year-old, and Danladi, a 14-year-old boy, lived in the same compound at Gadabiu in Kwali area council. I don’t know what in particular led to the exchange of words, but it must have been a serious issue.
“The verbal exchange of words became heated and later resulted in a physical fight. The two exchanged blows and in the process, Danladi’s punch hit Lawal in his stomach. Lawal fell to the ground and immediately went unconscious. He was immediately rushed to the Kwali General Hospital where the doctor who attended to them pronounced him dead.”