A man identified as Abubakar Aliwata, also known as Atiku was killed by a yet-to-be-identified local hunter in the Gengeri, Mile 12 area of Lagos State.
The incident happened around 10.30 pm on Saturday.
It was learnt that Aliwata stole a puppy belonging to the local hunters in Gengeri which he was asked to return but he refused and challenged the hunters to a fight.
According to an eyewitness who refused to disclose his identity, Atiku was asked to return the puppy he allegedly stole from the local hunters, but he refused and got into a battle with them which led to a severe cut on his head.
“Atiku stole a small dog and he was asked to return it but he did not. Some people pleaded with him to return it but he refused. He challenged the hunters to a fight in Gengeri, Mile 12 instead of returning the dog.
“He said they should go ahead and fight at the Bolla (refuse site). During the fight, he was hit with a machete on his head and sustained a deep cut”, the eyewitness said.
Another eyewitness, Abdul, said he was immediately rushed to the Lagos State Emergency Hospital where he was confirmed dead and has been buried according to Islamic rites.
He said, “We tried to settle the fight but he already sustained an injury on his head, he was immediately rushed to the Lagos State Emergency Hospital but we heard he was confirmed dead at the hospital. He has been buried according to Islamic rites.
When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to Punch correspondent, stating that an investigation was ongoing.
“The incident has been reported and the investigation is ongoing,” he said.