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It was a mystery on Thursday when a 30-year-old hotel bartender Muhammed Ahmed was stabbed to death few days after he reportedly stole his boss’ N600,000 while fighting for part of the money stolen by his friend .
Ahmed who was said to have stolen
N600,000 from his boss and went to hide in another hotel with his friends, was stabbed to death by a 32-year-old female fashion designer, Omowumi Oyapitan
Operatives of the Ogun state Police command arrested Oyapitan, for allegedly killing Ahmed.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Thursday .
Oyeyemi said the police discovered that the deceased used part of the stolen money to lodge some of his friends in an hotel among whom he later accused of stealing part of his money.
Oyeyemi said the accusation led to hot exchange of words between them. But, attempts by the fashion designer to separate the fighting friends Lee to a fist blow by the deceased to the suspect .
The fashion designer got annoyed, broke a bottle and used it to stab the deceased on his neck which resulted to his death .
The PPRO said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu divisional headquarters from one Stephen Udo the managing director of Splendour Guest Inn.
He explained that Udo told the police that argument ensued between two of his guests in the hotel, and in the process, Oyapitan broke a bottle and used it to stab Ahmed in the neck.
Oyeyemi said ” following the distress call, the Dpo Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the victim was met in the pool of his own blood.
“The suspect was promptly arrested, while the victim was rushed to state hospital Ota, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, who has been in the hotel since Monday 27th of December 2021, was hiding there after stealing the sum of #600,000 belonging to his boss at Hayorlak Hotel where he was working as bartender.
“It was further gathered that he used part of the stolen money to lodge some of his friends, and that he had altercation with one of those he lodged in the hotel because he accused him of stealing part of his money, the accusation led to hot exchange of words between them.
“The suspect, who claimed to know the other boy in their street intervened and the deceased who was not pleased with her intervention gave her a fist blow in the mouth and in retaliation, she broke a bottle and used it to stab the deceased on his neck.”
Oyeyemi however said the Commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.