One dies in street fight over girl, eight arrested
The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said it arrested eight suspects following a street fight at Iyana – Ipaja which claimed one life .
The Commissioner of Police , Mr Fatai Owoseni , told newsmen that the fighting broke out at about 10 p. m. on Tuesday and lasted until about 2 a . m on Wednesday .
“ At about 10 p. m . , we received distress call that some youths are on rampage at Iyana- Ipaja and we sent the police response team there.
“ The fight raged and continued till 2 a . m when normalcy was restored .
“ Eight suspects were arrested and one person was killed in the course of the fight .
“ Investigation , however , revealed that fighting ensued over a girl , who resides at Abule- Oki area of Iyana -Ipaja.
“ The girl had gone to a party at Elere , Agege , where she was molested.
“ On getting back to her area , she told the youths who later blocked the road and led a fight towards Elere during which the police moved in to stop them.
“ Investigation is still on and will be extended to both sides of the community and those involved will be brought to book , ” the police boss said .