Apr 26, 2012

Barca and Chelsea fans clash in Lagos, one killed

PunchNews- PUNCH Metro learnt that John Idoko, a 23-year-old boy, was stabbed to death at a make shift pub at Shiro Bus Stop, Boundary Road, Shasha.
It was learnt that the outcome of the football match, which favoured Chelsea FC, did not go down well with some Barcelona’s supporters.
According to police authorities, an altercation, degenerated into fisticuffs and supporters of the two clubs some of whom were drunk, soon engaged in a free-for-all.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Mr. Joseph Jaiyeoba, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone. He, however, added that no arrests had been made as no witness had come forward.
He said, “On Tuesday, around 10pm, a report reached Shasha Police Division that one John Idoko was stabbed to death witha 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.”...

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