Peacemaker stabbed to death during fight in Lagos bar

Peacemaker stabbed to death during fight in Lagos bar
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A peacemaker identified as Aminu Yusuf, has been killed while trying to broker peace between two customers who were fighting in a bar around Volks, in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.

One of the fighters, Jones Ogelejeme, and a yet-to-be-identified man were drinking at the bar when an argument ensued between the two men.

The argument reportedly degenerated into a fight, prompting the 30-year-old Yusuf, who was also at the scene, to intervene.

29-year-old Ogelejeme was said to have thought he wanted to join forces with his opponent, and so he allegedly used a sharp object to stab Yusuf in the neck, PUNCH Metro reports.

Some Good Samaritans at the bar reportedly rushed Yusuf to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A source said that the incident happened around 11pm last Thursday.

The source said, “Jones Ogelejeme stabbed Aminu Yusuf in the neck. He (Yusuf) was rushed to the Trust in God Hospital, in the Ira area of Ojo, for quick medical treatment; he later died.”

“He was also injured and rushed to a hospital, but he did not die. The person that died was the peacemaker,” another source added.

The case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for discreet investigation.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, promised to get back to our correspondent after being briefed.

He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.