You will not be wrong, if you call it tit- for -tat or an eye for an eye. It is about two bosom friends, who met at a drinking joint in Lagos and ended up in the police station, after they used sharp objects to inflict injuries on each other. Policemen arrested them, as fresh blood was still dripping from their battered bodies.
The incident happened at Badamosi Street, Ijesha Road, Itire, Lagos.
The friends, who went to the beer palour separately, to catch some fun and gulp some bottles of beer, went for each other’s jugular over spilled beer.
The men, Jonathan Ufot, 29, a guard, and Alex Adingupu, 30, a bus conductor, were said to be living in the same compound before the building was sold by their landlord.
Daily Sun gathered that while living in the same house, the duo had misunderstanding which was not resolved, before they were forced by circumstances beyond their control, to go their separate ways.
And when they suddenly met at the drinking joint, they resumed their hostilities.
It was gathered that one of them mistakenly spilled the beer, belonging to the other, but because of their unresolved differences, they started throwing punches at each other.
One of them was alleged to have initiated the fight, by releasing a punch, while the other wasted no time in retaliating. This resulted in fisticuffs and efforts by people at the scene to separate them proved abortive. It was also gathered that it was when they started cutting themselves with sharp objects, inflicting injuries on themselves that policemen were invited to bring the situation under control.
It, however, took the efforts of a team of policemen, attached to the Itire police station, to separate the warring parties and arrested them for interrogation.
An eyewitness, who claimed to know them very well, but pleaded anonymity, described Jonathan and Alex as chain smokers of cannabis, otherwise known as Indian hemp. When hey were interrogated by the police, they refused to disclose the cause of the fight. And the policemen, who appeared confused, as to what to do with the men, directed that they should be taken to the hospital for treatment, before deciding on the next line of action.