Suspect nabbed for killing man over N200 bottle of beer

Friends sharing a beer drink

Men of Ogun State police command have arrested a 23-year-old Taiwo Olatokunbo for the gruesome murder of a man simply identified as Christian over a N200 bottle of beer in Ijebu-Ode area of the state.

According to a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, the incident happened on Saturday at about 3:00p.m. when the suspect who came to buy a bottle of beer at a restaurant located at No. 4, Ijagun road, Ijebu-Ode, refused to pay.


It was learnt that his refusal to pay led to an argument between him and the shop owner, Temitope Adedayo, consequent upon which the deceased, who happened to be her customer, intervened and asked the suspect to pay for the beer.

“The intervention of the deceased infuriated the suspect who broke a bottle and stabbed the peacemaker.”

“The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Igbeba Division. Upon the report, the acting DPO of Igbeba Division, SP Onah Lawrence, led his anti-crime men to the scene where the said Taiwo Olatokunbo was promptly arrested. The victim was quickly rushed to state hospital at Ijebu Ode for medical attention but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.”

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution of the suspect.”

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