Policemen from the Ajeromi division were said to have removed Endurance’s corpse and deposited it in a morgue.
A resident told our correspondent that the cause of the fight was unknown, adding that the hoodlums, who were guests at the party, fled after stabbing the victim to death.
It was gathered that two suspects, who were trying to hide the victim’s corpse, were apprehended by residents and handed over to the police.
When our correspondent visited the area, Endurance’s mother, who did not want her name in print, said she had gone to a church service at 4pm on Wednesday only to hear the news of her son’s death on her return.
The mother of four added that if Endurance had told her that he was attending a party, she would have dissuaded him from going as the area had been tense.
She said, “I don’t think Endurance had a quarrel with anyone before he was stabbed to death. He did not inform me that he was going to a birthday party. He was an easy-going boy. He went to school every day and ought to be in the senior school by September. I am pained that my son was murdered. I don’t even know who organised the party.”
A resident, who identified herself only as Mary, said she was in her shop when she noticed a crowd of youths trooping into the street.
“Their dressing did not show good manners. In fact, some of them came to the front of my shop and smoked hemp. I warned them to stop and asked them to leave my premises, but they ignored me.
“It was on the following day that I was told they fought and a boy was killed,” she added.
A witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “I learnt that the birthday host was a lady. She used to stay with her parents on Kehinde Street. She decided to come on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday.