A 20-year old man, Donatus, has landed in trouble after he allegedly stabbed a 33-year old man, Ugonabo Chisom, to death over a bottle of beer in a joint in Ejigbo, Lagos.
The suspect man, Donatus, reportedly murdered the victim after he used a long knife to stab him on the neck and back. The victim, Ugonabo Chisom, was said to have bled profusely and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where he eventually died. The corpse has been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy report.
It was gathered that the suspect, Donatus, met one man and his sister in a beer joint and demanded that the man should buy him a bottle beer, which the man declined. The request reportedly led to a disagreement and later degenerated into fight at the joint.
The man reportedly called the deceased, who was at home, and informed him about what was happening.
The late Chisom was said to have gone to the joint with four other people to actually ascertain what was happening before the suspect, who engaged them, then used a knife to stab the deceased and escaped.
Unknown to him, he had murdered the victim, Chisom, until Police operatives led by the amiable DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, trailed, eventually arrested and detained him at the station.
The suspect admitted that he stabbed the victim but did not know that it would cause his death due to anger over a bottle of beer.
The DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, declined to speak on the matter and directed our correspondent to the Police Public Relations Officer for comments.
However, the suspect was detained at the Police cell and a Police source said that the suspect will be transferred to the Homicide Department at Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation.
The suspect may likely spend the rest of his life in prison custody or hanged if he is charged for murder and convicted before the Court for the alleged offence.