Hilary, a corporal in the Nigerian Army had gone to the club with his girlfriend who was donned in a military outfit.
The problem however began when the bouncers at the club stopped the lady and challenged her for wearing a camouflage despite not being a military officer.
Hilary in defence of his girlfriend allegedly asked why they would question his girlfriend in his presence and an argument ensued.
Abdullahi, a naval officer who tried to settle the dispute, further fuelled the fight by slapping the soldier’s girlfriend for disrespecting him.
Confirming the incident, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lelma Kolle, said, “yes, the incident happened. Actually, two people died. We received a distress call from someone that there was a situation at the club and we instantly rushed to the scene. We were able to bring the situation under control and prevent further loss of lives. It was just unfortunate that by the time we got there, the two officers had died. But the police arrested two military officers in connection with the incident.”
He added that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, and the corpses of the slain officers have been deposited in the mortuary.