LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – Two persons have reportedly lost their lives in two tragic incidents on Monday, September 12, during the Sallah celebration in Lagos State.
One of the deceased persons, it was learnt, was killed after a drinking spree at the Orile Iganmu area of Lagos, while the other was killed by a hit-and-run driver at the Ikeja area of the state.
The deceased person in Orile Iganmu was simply identified as Onyibo had engaged in a drinking spree with some of his friends on Adeyeye Street to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.
Onyibo was said to have collapsed while drinking and was dumped at a workshop by his friends who took to their heels immediately after.
The case was reported at the Orile Police Station thereafter as attempts to reach his family members proved abortive.
It was gathered that Onyibo was vomiting blood before he gave up the ghost.
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 Ikeja along bus stop area crushed the other victim late last night.
Reports said the deceased was first hit by a Hillux bus, before other vehicles ran him over.