A schoolboy, Endurance Augustine was stabbed to death in a birthday part on Kehinde Street in Ajegunle, Lagos State. The ugly incident occurred when guests began a fight that turned bloody. Endurance had gone to the party with some of his friends, when a fight broke out.
Policemen from the Ajeromi division were said to have removed Endurance’s corpse and deposited it in a morgue, as the hoodlums and guests at party fled after stabbing the victim to death.
It was gathered that two suspects, who were trying to hide the victim’s corpse, were apprehended by residents and handed over to the police.
Endurance’s mother, who did not want her name in print, said she had gone to a church service at 4pm on Wednesday only to hear the news of her son’s death on her return, Punch reports. The mother of four added that if Endurance had told her that he was attending a party, she would have dissuaded him from going as the area had been tense.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.
She said, “Rival cults engaged each other on the streets and the police mobilised to the scene. A corpse was found and deposited at the Ajeromi General Hospital for an autopsy. Two suspects were arrested at the spot and efforts are on to arrest other fleeing suspects.”