The Lagos State Police Command has begun an investigation into the killing of two friends at a party in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi, Lagos State.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the police were searching for the party organizer to reveal the circumstances that led to the death of the friends.
NEWSNAIJA gathered that 35-year-old Segun Afuye went to a naming ceremony with his friend, Sodiq Elewure, on Wednesday.
Afuye was said to have discovered that Elewure was allegedly having an affair with his girlfriend, simply identified as Kafayat.
An argument reportedly started between the two friends, as Afuye allegedly stabbed Elewure with a broken bottle in the neck, the victim died on the spot.
A mob was said to have attacked Afuye and beaten him to a pulp.
A five-second video posted on a social media platform, Instablog9ja, revealed the moments Afuye was lynched by the mob.
A voice could be heard accusing him of hooliganism.
Speaking in the background is a male voice saying “It is everybody you beat on the street, have you seen yourself? You will be jailed,”
Adejobi, the police spokesperson, said policemen attempted to save Afuye, but he died in a hospital.
The PPRO said, “There was a party yesterday 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 severely injured, rescued by the police from the place, but he gave up in the hospital Primary investigation shows that they were fighting on the issue of girlfriend and that was what led to the heated 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 curb any further ugly occurrence.”
Adejobi said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.