The struggle over who wins the heart of a 16-year-old salesgirl, identified as Juliana Itoro in Asaba, Delta State, on Wednesday led to a free-for-all fight among rival lovers.
The fight, which started between two rival lovers, saw three mediators (men) seriously injured and taken to the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Asaba, where they are currently receiving treatment, while the two rival lovers were arrested and whisked away by the police from”A” division, Asaba.
Eyewitness, Azuka Eze said the fight broke out in early hours in Asaba when the two rival lovers coincidentally ran into each other to catch a glimpse of a promo show organised by a group of marketers for their products.
Police officers at the A division police station, who spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity, said the two rival lovers allegedly caused a scene after few minutes of verbal cross fire, adding that they fought with dangerous weapons leading to the mediators sustaining injuries in an attempt to separate them from the fight.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed that the two rival lovers were later arrested for disturbing the public peace, told newsmen that they were being detained at the A division police station for further investigation.
While assuring that the police will do everything possible to protect lives and properties in the state during the yuletide, DSP Andrew Aniamaka disclosed that the police command has introduced stop and search in strategic and flash points across the state, adding that it will no longer be business as usual for hoodlums, armed robbers including ritualists, fraudsters.
He said, “The police are working hard to ensure the safety of lives and properties in the state, the police have introduced stop and search method with a view to arresting hoodlums, fraudsters and ritualists who have been operating across the state, the police men will operate without uniforms and are positioned in flash point areas”.