Sunday, 15 July 2018

Tricycle Rider Kills Bar Attendant Over N250 Beer In Lagos

The family of a bar waiting on Surulere Street, Dopemu, Lagos, Ikechukwu Eguzouwa, Akeem Bakare, during the argument over payment for a bottle of alcohol.

According to Punch, Bakare had been ordered by the 2018 World Cup match between Nigeria and Argentina when the incident happened.

The deceased's colleague, Abel Daniel, was told to attack the money.

It was learned that an argument broke out when the tricycle rider claimed that a friend, who also visited the facility, had paid for him.

The ensuing altercation was said to have drawn the attention of Eguzouwa, who rushed out of an office to the scene of the incident.

While he was trying to make peace between two young men, Bakare allegedly smashed a plank he aimed at Daniel on the victim's head.

Eguzouwa, who later died at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, in a pool of blood.

A source in the area explained that the case was reported to the police at the Dopemu Division and the suspect was arrested the following day.

He said, "Bakare came to the bar that evening and was served a bottle of beer worth N250." After taking the drink, one of the waiting bar argument between the two of them.

"Out of anger, Baked picked a plank with the intention to hit Daniel but he missed his target and smashed the head of Eguzouwa.The victim bled to death at LASUTH."

In a cat with the Punch, the father of two, who has been taken to the bar, but who is an old friend of his.

The Ilesha, Osun State Native said Daniel challenged him to a duel in the race of the altercation and picked a metal to attack him.

He said he was ready for the plank in self-defense, adding that he accidentally slammed it on the victim's head.

Bakare said, "I live on Taiwo Lane, Dopemu and I am a tricycle rider.I usually go to the bar to have fun.Earlier in the afternoon, I was there with some of my friends to drink.I returned there before 7pm to watch the match between Nigeria and Argentina.

I had a job in Ikeja some years ago. Daniel to add to his bill. After the match, I went for the drink. I told him the man had added my bill to his.

"He started dragging my phone with me." I kept the phone in my pocket and we started fighting.

The 34-year-old stated that he went home after they had not been infected.

He said that he was one of the following persons who had been diagnosed with Eguzouwa in a critical condition.

"I was not drunk and I did not mean to kill him." "I was almost at the bar when the police arrested me," he added.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.

Oti said the CP enjoined Lagosians to embrace dialogue in resolving issues rather than resorting to violence, adding that the suspect had been brought to court.

He said, "A police team led by the DPO went to the scene and arrested the suspect.The victim was rushed to where he was confirmed dead.His corpse had been filed in the hospital morgue for autopsy.The Homicide Section of SCIID, Yaba , is investigating the case.

"This case shows how fragile human life can be and the need for their disagreements peacefully without resorting to violence."

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