'I Gave My Friend Only One Blow' - Man Who Killed Friend Over Phone
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December 25, 2015 ( Post 1 )
Fatai Sabitu, a 19-year-old vulcaniser who was alleged to have killed his friend, Yusuf Sheu, says he punched him only once.
Sabitu, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, explained that after the 38-year-old slumped, he rushed him to two different hospitals before he died.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Sabitu and Sheu, who both lived on Raji Fashola Road, in the Imude-Shibiri area of Ojo, Otto Awori Local Council Development Area, had fought over a stolen phone.
Our correspondent reported that Sheu, a Kwara State indigene, bought a phone from the suspect, which was later discovered to have been stolen.
After the real owner took back his phone, the deceased was said to have demanded a refund of his money, which led to a fight.
The deceased was said to have slumped during the fight and was confirmed dead in a hospital.
The matter was reported at the Ilemba Hausa Police Division, and the suspect was arrested.
It was learnt that while Sheu's remains were deposited in a mortuary, the matter was transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
The suspect was said to have confessed to police detectives that he killed the victim, adding that he acted in self-defence.
Sabitu, a primary school dropout, told our correspondent that he was a victim of bad companionship.
The suspect said when they returned to the hospital, they could not find him and the hospital management told them some people had taken him away.
PUNCH Metro learnt from a police source that the autopsy result was being awaited on the matter.
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