Police has arrested a tea seller, simply identified as Hamidu, for allegedly killing one of his customers at Arepo, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Tea Seller Kills Customer Over N10
According to Punch, the incident happened last week Wednesday when the victim, Musa, bought a cup of tea from Hamidu and paid N40 instead of the regular rate of N50.
Hamidu was said to have resorted to violence in a bid to get the N10 balance, and he punched Musa in his chest and the victim fell during a fight between the two men.
A relative of the deceased, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “Musa went to buy a cup of tea but he had N40 instead of N50. This got the seller angry and they started fighting.
“The tea seller, who is not really well known under the bridge here though some people said his name is Hamidu, punched Musa in the chest. He fell and died. Some of our people intervened. The police came and took the tea seller away.”
A leader of the Odua People’s Congress (New Era), Olayiwola Ogunsolu, who confirmed the incident, said that Musa gave up the ghost before he could get any help.
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.”
When contacted, the leader of the Hausa community in the area, Usman Shehu, said he was not aware of the incident, adding that “such an incident would not have passed me by as the head of the Arewa community in this place.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a police officer was accused of killing a young keke driver over N100 bribe at Rukpokwu Town in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.