Woman, seven others arrested over death at birthday party in Lagos

A woman, Salisu Aishat, and seven others have been arrested in connection with the death of a yet-to-be-identified man in the Ijora Badia area of Lagos State.

Reports indicate that Aishat was celebrating her birthday and had invited guests to join her on Olayemi Street, Ijora Badia. The celebration took a tragic turn when the victim was found lying unconscious on the floor during the festivities.

Witnesses at the scene moved closer to investigate and discovered a wound on the man’s head, suggesting foul play. A source, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, described the chaotic scene that unfolded as party attendees realized the gravity of the situation.

“There was a party on Olayemi Street, Ijora Badia, and a fight broke out during the celebration. Suddenly, the man was found lying on the ground. When people moved closer, they discovered he had died and had a head wound,” the source said.

The incident was reported to the Ijora Badia Police Division. Responding officers conducted an investigation and subsequently arrested Aishat and several other individuals present at the party.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident. He stated that it occurred around 9:10 pm on April 16, 2024, and was reported by a concerned community member.

“Immediately, the DPO led his patrol team to the scene, and the celebrant, Salisu Aishat, along with seven others, were arrested. A wound was discovered on the head of the deceased,” Hundeyin said.

The deceased’s body has been transported to the Mainland Hospital morgue in Yaba for preservation and autopsy. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death is ongoing.police


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