LAGOS – A man’s stomach was ripped open during a fight with another man on new year’s eve.
The 34-year-old man, identified as Owuye, is in critical condition at the Lagos Island General Hospital.
According to reports, Owuye was involved in a fight with an elderly man identified as Baba over a married woman, the incident took place at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Owuye was the first to attack Baba, according to an eyewitness. His intestines popped out during the fight causing him to lose a lot of blood.
He said both the victim and the elderly man were both jobless people who usually sleep in buses at TBS.
The eyewitness said:
“In the afternoon, we were arranging chairs at TBS for a church, which was planning to hold a watch night service, when we saw the both of them fighting.
Apparently Baba was smooching a woman said to be around 50 years when Owuye caught them. Owuye was the first to attack the man. We pleaded with Owuye to leave Baba alone but he refused.
Owuye broke a bottle on Baba’s head and the man began to bleed profusely. When baba had recovered from Owuye’s initial assault, he, in turn, stabbed him (Owuye) with a broken bottle in the stomach and his intestines fell out. Both victims held each other by the waistband as they bled.”
Another eyewitness, a recharge card seller said:
“We pleaded with the duo to go to the General Hospital, Marina, Lagos, for medical attention but they continued to fight.
When Owuye collapsed, a tricycle was used in moving both of them to the hospital. A few hours later, we bought blood for Owuye. We have also been told to donate money for his treatment.
I wonder why two grown men would be fighting over a married woman. Baba is even married with children. Owuye is a violent man and he wanted to have her all to himself.”
The matter was immediately reported to a police post at the old National Assembly Complex at TBS and the elderly man was arrested and taken to the Lion Building Police Station.