Thursday, 26 April 2012

For the love of football: Three deaths resulted from the Chelsea Vs Barca game

Chelsea Vs Barcelona
You all know the most talked about March on Tuesday right? Well, it sadly resulted in 3 deaths.....i have never understood the passion behimd football and i guess most people will say it is because i am a lady. Either way, one thing i am sure of is that, no one should have to die because  football!!!

continue to read how Punch is reporting

According to PUNCH, John Idoko, 23, was stabbed to death at a makeshift 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. This led to an altercation and 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 PUNCH 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 with a 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”.

Jaiyeoba warned fun seekers to be careful when celebrating and remember their loved ones at home. He also warned members of the public that the use of explosives such as banger, would not been tolerated anymore. He said celebration should be carried out in a peaceful manner, warning that the police would not tolerate any form of unruly behaviour.

Meanwhile, the two people who died in the accident were driving dangerously in a commercial bus, popularly known as ‘danfo’, after the match. Witnesses said the occupants were fans of Chelsea FC celebrating their club’s victory. Jaiyeoba confirmed the two deaths but said it was uncertain whether they were football fans or not.

“Around 11:30pm, a Volkswagen bus somersaulted and caught fire around Ojota end of Ikorodu Road inward Maryland. The two occupants were burnt to death” he said.

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