A man identified as Sunday Usman has been docked for stabbing a Ghanaian in Ilasan area of Lagos State over Monday night’s World Cup match between Nigeria and Iran.
According to The Nation, the stabbed man identified as Koffi was showering praises on the Iranians and wished the country to overrun the Nigerian team. Usman warned Koffi – a Ghanaian, to stop uttering provocative words against the Nigerian players but he did not listen. An eyewitness disclosed that although he was angry too with the way the Ghanaian was mocking the Super Eagles, he never expected Usman to stab him (Koffi).
The eyewitness said, “Usman was drunk because he has been drinking Alomo bitters. I was surprised when he warned and threatened that he was going to deal with Koffi if he continue mocking the Nigerian team. “Koffi, who believed the man was joking, could not escape when Usman left the scene and returned with a cutlass. Others who were viewing the match scampered for safety when they saw him with the cutlass. He cut Koffi in the head with the cutlass.” He said it was people around that disarmed Usman and beat him until he fell. The victim was later rushed to a private hospital for medical attention.