A naming ceremony in the Mafoluku area of Lagos State turned bloody as two of the attendees got into a fight over a girl.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the men, a 35-year-old Segun Afuye, and his friend, Sodiq Elewure, attended a naming ceremony on Wednesday when the incident happened.
Afuye was said to have discovered that Elewure was allegedly having aa secret affair with his girlfriend, simply identified as Kafayat.
Afuye allegedly stabbed Elewure with a broken bottle in the neck during the course of the argument that ensued between them.
Elewure reportedly died on the spot.
A mob allegedly attacked Afuye and beat him to a pulp before he was taken to a hospital by the police.
He was later confirmed dead at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has started an investigation into the ugly incident.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the police were searching for the party organiser to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the two friends that attended his party.
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.”
Adejobi also revealed that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.