The police in Lagos have confirmed the death of a young man killed while struggling with others to share money donated by a politician in Ajegunle area of the metropolis.
The spokeswoman for the state command, Ms Ngozi Braide said the matter was being investigated.
Braide said that suspects arrested in connection with the incident will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
“The suspects will be charged to court after a thorough investigation,’’ she said.
The incident occurred when the politician, who had come to inspect ongoing projects, donated large sums of money to the youths. An attempt by some people to prevent some social miscreants (area boys) from bolting with the money led to a free-for-all.
“The money the politician brought when he visited the area caused the fight at 7-Up Bus Stop, Ajegunle.
“There was a heated argument over the sharing of the money; a fight ensued and in the process, a man was killed at the scene,’’ said a witness.