by Badejo Seun
A man identified simply as Ifeanyi Uchendu, has been stabbed to death at a bar in Alausa, Lagos Mainland.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, stated that the police received a distress call on January 22, 2020, that there was a fight at No. 17, Jogunosimi Street, Alausa.
He added that a team led by the Divisional Crime Officer, Alausa Police Station, SP Sani Abdulrahman, was sent to the scene of the crime.
According to him, Uchendu, a resident of Akute Ajuwon area of Ogun State, was said to have gone with his friends to the pub operated by Dennis Obiora, at No. 17 Jogunosimi Street, Alausa, and demanded free drinks. Obiora resisted their demand owing to their disorderly conduct, and sent them away.
It was gathered that Uchendu was enraged with the situation as he picked a bottle, broke it and stabbed Obiora in the head. The bar owner retaliated by stabbing his attacker in the chest with a knife.
He said, “On January 22, 2020, around 7.30pm, a distress call was received that people were fighting at No. 17 Jogunosimi Street, Alausa, Ikeja.
The PPRO noted that the policemen arrested Obiora and rushed Uchendu to the Accident and Emergency Unit at the old tollgate for treatment.
He added that Uchendu’s corpse had been deposited in the Mainland Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy.
The PPRO added that Obiora would be charged after a thorough and discrete investigation.