the Ajegunle area of Lagos State turned bloody when some guests began a
fight and stabbed a schoolboy, Endurance Augustine, to death.
guests at the party, fled after stabbing the victim to death.
were trying to hide the victim’s corpse, were apprehended by residents
and handed over to the police.
gone to a church service at 4pm on Wednesday only to hear the news of
her son’s death on her return.
Endurance had told her that he was attending a party, she would have
dissuaded him from going as the area had been tense.
quarrel with anyone before he was stabbed to death. He did not inform
me that he was going to a birthday party. He was an easy-going boy. He
went to school every day and ought to be in the senior school by
September. I am pained that my son was murdered. I don’t even know who
organised the party.”
as Mary, said she was in her shop when she noticed a crowd of youths
trooping into the street.
manners. In fact, some of them came to the front of my shop and smoked
hemp. I warned them to stop and asked them to leave my premises, but
they ignored me.
anonymity, said, “I learnt that the birthday host was a lady. She used
to stay with her parents on Kehinde Street. She decided to come on
Wednesday to celebrate the birthday.
people shouting that they were fighting on the next street and a boy had
been killed. Everyone quickly shut their doors until policemen came.
They took the boy’s corpse away. A tricycle was also set ablaze by the
in a street fight. Gang fights are becoming rampant now in Ajegunle.
The police should strengthen security in the area.”