Tragedy struck in Lagos on Tuesday night after 23-year-old John Idoko was killed in a fight between fans of Barcelona and Chelsea football clubs.
Punch news reported that two others suspected to be Chelsea fans drove recklessly to their death after the match.
According to the spokesperson for the state police command, Mr. Joseph Jaiyeoba:
“On Tuesday, around 10pm, a report reached Shasha Police Division that one John Idoko was stabbed to death with a broken bottle during a match between Chelsea and Barcelona football clubs. The owner of the pub said almost all her property was damaged during the fight as the fans went crazy. We don’t even know if Idoko was a fan of Chelsea or Barcelona. No arrest has been made as witnesses have refused to come forward but investigations are ongoing.”
Jaiyeoba warned fun seekers to be careful when celebrating and remember their loved ones at home.
As for the road accident victims, Punch news says they were driving in a commercial bus, popularly known as danfo, after the match. Witnesses said the occupants who died after the Volkswagen bus somersaulted and caught fire around Ojota end of Ikorodu Road inward Maryland, were fans of Chelsea FC celebrating their club’s victory.
The two occupants were burnt to death.