Tragedy struck in Arepo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, when a tea seller, identified only as Hamidu, allegedly killed one of his customers over N10.
The PUNCH reported that Hamidu and the victim, Musa, got into a fight after the victim paid N40 instead of the regular rate of N50 for a cup of tea.
Hamidu reportedly punched Musa in his chest who instantly fell and died, according to a leader of the Odua People’s Congress (New Era), Olayiwola Ogunsolu.
He said, “Last week Wednesday, we were at the Arepo under bridge area when we heard a noise around the Hausa community there.
“On getting to the spot, we saw that someone had died and when we enquired what happened, we were told that the tea seller there killed him over his refusal to pay N50 for a cup of tea. We immediately called the Warewa Police Station and when two policemen came from the station, the Hausa community resisted them.
“We called the DPO of Warewa Police Station and he sent reinforcement. The police later took the suspect away.”
While reports revealed that the suspect has been arrested by the police, the leader of the Hausa community in the area, Usman Shehu, said he has no knowledge of the incident.
He said, “Such an incident would not have passed me by as the head of the Arewa community in this place.”
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, vowed to “call the DPO of Warewa Police Station and get back to you.”