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Peacemaker murdered over N200 beer squabble



Peacemaker murdered over N200 beer squabble

Taiwo Jimoh

Homicide detectives attached to Ogun State Police Command have arrested a man, Mr. Taiwo Olatokunbo, for allegedly killing a peacemaker, identified as Christian.
Olatokunbo was said to have stabbed Christian to death after the latter allegedly tried to make peace between him and a pub owner over N200 dispute at Ijebu-Ode area of the state.
It was learnt that Christian was persuading Olatokunbo to pay for the beer he bought when an argument ensued.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Igbeba Divisional Police Officer, SP Onah Lawrence. Lawrence received the distress call from Temitope Adedayo, who runs a pub at No 4, Ijagun Road, Ijebu-Ode.
Adebayo, who reported the matter about 3p.m., explained that Olatokunbo came to buy a bottle of ‘MORE’ beer worth of N200 from her pub, but refused to pay.
When Christian noticed the altercation between Olatokunbo and Adebayo, he intervened, trying to make peace. He urged Olatokunbo to pay for his beer.
Christian’s intervention infuriated Olatokunbo, who allegedly grabbed a nearby bottle, smashed it and stabbed the victim in elbow.
Oyeyemi said: “Immediately the DPO received the report, he led his anti-crime men to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. The victim was also quickly rushed to the General Hospital, Ijebu-Ode for medical attention, but later gave up the ghost.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation and prosecution of the suspect.”

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