A 40-year-old man, Samson Ibrahim, was stabbed to death during a fight over a girl with another man identified as Alaba Adeshina,34, in a local bar known as ‘Lady Show Bar’ located in Pako Idimu, Lagos State.
It was learnt that the deceased who was married with three children went to the bar on Thursday, January 1, 2015 to mark the new year with some friends but got involved in the ‘love’.
According to reports, Ibrahim was not happy that his rival, Adeshina, was trying to woo his girlfriend and in an attempt to stop the intruder, a brutal fight occurred and he lost his life in the process.
In the course of the argument, Adeshina reportedly stabbed the deceased on the stomach with a broken bottle, forcing his intestines out.
Narrating what transpired that led to the deadly fight, Adeshina said,
“I had gone to the bar with my friends and brothers to celebrate the New Year. We were eating and drinking when I saw two ladies smoking at the bar. I admired one of them. My intention was to get acquainted with her and use the opportunity to advise her against smoking.
But when I approached her, she barked at me and threatened to smash a bottle on my head.
Later, she joined us at the table and was discussing with my friends. Again, as she made to leave, I followed her and demanded for her number.
Before I knew what was happening, a man came out from nowhere and landed his fist across my face, accusing me of trying to take his girl. By then, one of my brothers, Segun Olowopejo, cautioned me to be careful and asked me to leave the bar.
As I was leaving, the man came again and smashed a bottle on my head. I was dazed at that point and cried out for help in pain. That was all I could remember until I woke up next day, to find myself at Temidire hospital with bandage on my head and my right wrist.
I was advised to report the matter at the station because I was told that the fight escalated after I fainted. But on getting to the station, I was detained. It was at the station I learnt that the man I fought with was dead.”