A manhunt has been launched by the police in Lagos to find the killers of one Christian Ugbaka, 25, who was stabbed to death while he tried separating a fight. It’s understood the victim had visited a friend in the house in the Somolu area of the state at about 10pm last Tuesday, but met the suspects, Muhammed and Samuel arguing at home on Babylone Street.
According to Punch Metro, both men we’re fighing over Muhammed’s girlfriend, identified simply as Sahadatu. In a bid to settle their argument, Ugbaka was killed during the altercation. The suspects reportedly fled the scene after killing the victim. The matter was then reported at the Pedro Police Division and Ugbaka’s corpse taken to a morgue.
The newspaper also report that their police source said Muhammed owns the dagger used to stab the victim to death. He said:
“It was the girlfriend, Sahadatu, who came to the police station to report that her lover, Muhammed, had stabbed a peacemaker to death.
“On that evening, the occupants were sitting together in front of the house. Sahadatu’s younger sister, Aishat, was also with them. Samuel was said to have had an argument with Sahadatu, during which Samuel slapped Aishat and Sahadatu.
“Mohammed, the boyfriend, was angry and queried Samuel for harassing his girlfriend and her younger sister. It resulted in a scuffle. It was the victim, Ugbaka, who came in at the moment and tried to separate the two men.
“But suddenly, one of the men brought out a dagger and mistakenly stabbed Ugbaka in the chest. We believed that Muhammed inflicted the injuries because the dagger belonged to him.”
Even though Ugbaka was rushed to a private hospital in the area, he was confirmed dead by a doctor.
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed that the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Intelligence and Investigation. She said:
“The man’s corpse was deposited at the morgue of the Lagos Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy. The case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the SCIID for further investigation.”