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Man brutally attacked with matchete in Lagos over Nigeria/Iran match

by Zara Mustapha


There was confusion in the Ilasan area of Lagos State during the World Cup match between Nigeria and Iran when a man who was said to be drunk, chased people with a cutlass while mocking Super Eagles performance.

The ‘drunk’ man identified as Sunday Usman allegedly used the cutlass to strike one of the men at a bar which also served as a viewing center for the match.

The victim, Koffi (surname withheld), a Ghanaian was said to have been stabbed as a result of the praises he was showering on the Iranian team wishing the country had beaten Nigeria.

The Nation reports:

Our correspondent learnt that Usman warned Koffi, to stop uttering provocative words against the Nigerian players but he did not listen.

An eyewitness disclosed that although he was angry too with the way the Ghanaian was mocking the Super Eagles, he never expected Usman to stab him (Koffi).

The eyewitness said, “Usman was drunk because he has been drinking Alomo bitters. I was surprised when he warned and threatened that he was going to deal with Koffi if he continue mocking the Nigerian team.

“Koffi, who believed the man was joking, could not escape when Usman left the scene and returned with a cutlass. Others who were viewing the match scampered for safety when they saw him with the cutlass. He cut Koffi in the head with the cutlass.”

He said it was people around that disarmed Usman and beat him until he fell.

The victim was later rushed to a private hospital for medical attention.

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