Lagos police hunt party organiser as two die over woman

Olumuyiwa Adejobi

Police in Lagos have commenced investigation into the killing of two friends at a party in Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

The organiser of the party is being sought after by the police, spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi said.

The party, a naming ceremony, held on Wednesday. It was gathered that 35-year-old Segun Afuye went to the party with his friend Sodiq Elewure.

Mr Afuye discovered that Mr Elewure was allegedly having an affair with his girlfriend identified simply as Kafayat.

Afuye reportedly stabbed Elewure with a broken bottle in the neck during the scuffle. The victim died on the spot.

Afuye, however, died in a hospital after being attacked by a mob at the party.

Speaking further on the incident, the police spokesperson Mr Adejobi said: “There was a party yesterday (Wednesday) around the Mafoluku area of Oshodi and the two friends were there. One Segun Afuye stabbed his friend to death and immediately an angry mob lynched him.

“He was critically injured, rescued by the police from the place, but he gave up the ghost in the hospital. Preliminary investigation shows that they were fighting on the issue of girlfriend and that was what led to the hot argument before Afuye stabbed his friend.

“The two of them are dead, but the matter is under investigation. We are looking for the person who arranged the party to know if that was what led to their death or there was more to the story, to curtail any further ugly occurrence.”

The case has been transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, Yaba, said Adejobi.