John Cornelius had since be arrested for allegedly stabbing Stephen Emmanuel-Tarfa’s, his friend son to death in Yola.
4-year-old David later died at the Peace Hospital.
Stephen said Cornelius has been his besties for years but grew apart over the years, only for the suspect to suddenly resurface on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, and asked to be allowed to pass the night at his house.
Cornelius, however, extended his stay till Thursday night and Stephen reluctantly allowed him to sleep over because he was showing signs of being suicidal.
It was gathered that tragedy struck on that Thursday night as the visitor brought out a knife and stabbed David several times in the neck before his dad could intervene.
The boy later died at the Peace Hospital while the suspect was apprehended as handed over to the police who are currently investigating the motive behind his action.