A 35-year-old man, Ejike Onyejekwe, has been murdered in the Festac area of Lagos State.
The victim, who lived on 21 Road, K Close Festac town, was stabbed to death a couple of days after winning a lot of money from a lottery. Onyejekwe had bought drinks for his friends to celebrate his winnings and even had a party last Thursday and Friday.
It was learnt that on Friday evening, he was heard arguing with an unidentified person on the phone. He allegedly told his friend he was going to see the man, but never returned.
His corpse was allegedly discovered the next day in one of the estates and was later identified by some of his friends.
A source close to the victim told reporters “The man won a lot of money in a lottery and from last Thursday to Friday, he was asking his friends to drink at his expense. He was called on the phone that Friday evening and he went to meet a man. I suspect that a gang stabbed him and used an object to hit him in the head. There were bruises on his knees and it appeared they dragged him on the floor as well. When the police were removing his corpse, blood was dripping from his mouth and nostrils. He was murdered in cold blood.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos has confirmed the incident, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba. She also said that police had already arrested two suspects.
“The chairman of one of the estates reported that at about 7am, he woke up and saw the victim lying lifeless with injuries on his head and body. The corpse was deposited at the Isolo General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. Two suspects, Suleiman Ahmed and Ibrahim Yusuf, were arrested and the case transferred to the SCIID for further investigation.”