Two Die In Sallah Tragedy In Lagos

Physinews Reports; In two separate incidents, two persons
were yesterday night killed during the
Sallah celebration around Lagos.While
one of the deceased
persons was killed after a drinking spree
at the Orile Iganmu area of Lagos Nigeria, the
other person was killed by a hit-and-run
driver at the Ikeja area of the state.


The
drinking incident was said to have
involved the deceased person, who was
simply identified as Onyibo, who had
engaged in a drinking spree with some of
his friends on Adeyeye Street to
celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir at Orile.

While
drinking, he was said to have collapsed
and his colleagues, who were afraid of
the consequences, were said to have
dumped him at a workshop around the
area and took to their heels.

According to
the police, the deceased was said to
have vomited blood while battling with
his life before he finally gave up the
ghost.After the case was reported to the
Orile Police Station, attempts were made
to reach his family members but till press
time proved abortive.Speaking on the
condition of anonymity, a senior police
officer in the station said: “One Asimiu
reported that a man popularly known as
Onyibo was found dead in his shop at
Alafia bus stop.Onyibo and his friends,
mostly touts and street urchins were
seen drinking heavily during the day.

They were competing on who would
finish some bottles of some locally
brewed spirit popularly called
‘Sepe’.From what we gathered, It was
during the drinking spree that Onyibo
collapsed. His friends who tried to revive
him immediately took him away.

When
they were unable to bring him back to
live, they quickly abandoned him in a
workshop and fled for fear of possible
arrest by the police. According to what
we gathered, Onyibo is popular in the
area, but no one knows where he came
from. We have taken his body away.In
another development, a moving vehicle
at the Ikeja Along Bus Stop area of Ikeja
crushed the other victim late last
night.Reports said the deceased was
first hit by a Hillux bus, before other
vehicles ran him over, leaving only his
canvass and torn clothes behind, as well
as his battered body.