Street fight over girl claims life


Street fight between youths over a girl in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos led to loss of life on Wednesday.

Lagos Police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said the fight began at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday til about 2 a.m on Wednesday.Eight persons were arrested.

He said, “At about 10 p.m., we received distress call that some youths are on rampage at and we sent the police response team there.

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“The fight raged and continued till 2 a.m when normalcy was restored.

“Eight suspects were arrested and one person was killed in the course of the fight.

“Investigation, however, revealed that fighting ensued over a girl, who resides at Abule-Oki area of Iyana-Ipaja.

“The girl had gone to a party at Elere, Agege, where she was molested.

“On getting back to her area, she told the youths who later blocked the road and led a fight towards Elere during which the police moved in to stop them.

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“Investigation is still on and will be extended to both sides of the community and those involved will be brought to book.”

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