A 34-year-old Nigerian was stabbed to death in New Delhi, India by another Nigerian at a birthday party, The Times of India and The Hindu newspapers have reported, quoting police sources.
The incident happened on Monday night, according to the two papers, adding that the Nigerian culprit has been arrested.
Oshifo, 34, died while his friend Kelvin, 32, received grievous injuries in his hand and abdomen at Neb Sarai in south Delhi on Monday night, police said.
The two got into a scuffle with another Nigerian, Henry, while consuming alcohol, a police officer said. Henry attacked them with a knife.
The two bleeding Nigerians got away from the house but fainted a little distance away. Others at the birthday fled in panic.
The two Nigerians were taken to a hospital where Oshifo was declared dead and Kelvin was admitted. Henry was arrested on Tuesday.
The Hindu quoting the police said the stabbed Nigerians were found, blood soaked on the main road in the Krishna Park area of Khanpur.
They had blood oozing from their bodies because of stab wounds and were taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where Oshifo succumbed to his injuries. Kelvin is admitted to AIIMS trauma centre in a serious condition.
Explaining the sequence of events, a police officer said: â€œKelvin told us that he and Oshifo were attending a party at a friendâ€™s apartment in the Krishna Park area, where an argument turned into a violent confrontation. On the spur of the moment, their friend Henry, also a Nigerian national, attacked them with knives.â€
Residents of the area denied having seen anything or hearing any commotion that lead to the murder.
A young man who happened to be awake at that time said he saw the two young men running out to the main road crying for help.
â€œI was taking a break from my studies and I came to my homeâ€™s balcony when I saw two men with blood oozing from their bodies running towards the main road. They collapsed when they reached there and just a few seconds later, I saw a PCR van coming to their rescue,â€ said the area resident.
Outside the flat where the alleged incident is supposed to have taken place there were blood spots on the path, suggesting that the two victims ran out seeking help.
A first information report has been registered at the Nebsarai police station under sections of murder.
In Malaysia, another Nigerian was reportedly stabbed to death also by a compatriot.
An online newspaper, www.mid-day.com reported the Nigerian was stabbed to death near Shalimar society in Kondhwa on Sunday. The Kondhwa police have arrested Nigerian national, George Aimer, 34, for allegedly murdering his countryman, Oscar, 25, by stabbing him in the chest with a broken glass bottle.
Police have seized Georgeâ€™s bloodstained clothes and shoes and the broken glass bottle from the crime scene. They are now trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder, and are investigating the duration of stay of the Nigerians in Kondhwa area, whether they possess valid passports and visa.