The victim, identified as Christian Ugbaka, was stabbed in the chest while he was trying to settle a fight between Muhammed and Samuel, who lived on Babylone Street.
25yrs old Ugbaka, who had visited a friend in the house around 10pm last Tuesday, met Muhammed and Samuel arguing over Muhammed’s girlfriend.
He attempted to settle the fight, but was killed during the altercation. The suspects subsequently fled the area.
The matter was reported at Pedro Police Division and operatives took Ugbaka’s corpse to a morgue.
A police source told Punch that it was believed that Muhammed owned the dagger used to stab the victim to death.
He said, “It was the girlfriend, Sahadatu, who came to the police station to report that her lover, Muhammed, had stabbed a peacemaker to death.
“On that evening, the occupants were sitting together in front of the house. Sahadatu’s younger sister, Aishat, was also with them. Samuel was said to have had an argument with Sahadatu, during which Samuel slapped Aishat and Sahadatu.
“Mohammed, the boyfriend, was angry and queried Samuel for harassing his girlfriend and her younger sister. It resulted in a scuffle. It was the victim, Ugbaka, who came in at the moment and tried to separate the two men.
“But suddenly, one of the men brought out a dagger and mistakenly stabbed Ugbaka in the chest. We believed that Muhammed inflicted the injuries because the dagger belonged to him.”
Ugbaka was rushed to a private hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.
A resident, who did not want his name in print, said Muhammed and Samuel fled the house since the day of the incident.
Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case had been transferred to SCIID.