A seller of locally brewed liquor, aka Ogogoro, in Ifon Orolu, Osun State, Mumini Olanipekun, on Sunday, allegedly stabbed to death one of his customers, identified as Wale, during a scuffle at his pub.
The suspect, it was learnt, reported himself at the Ifon Police Division on Monday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that a fight had ensued between Olanipekun and Wale when the latter visited the pub for a drink.
During the fight, the suspect allegedly stabbed the deceased in the neck and stomach with a broken bottle, as he fled the scene.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the victim died on the way to a hospital.
He said, “The incident happened late on Sunday. The owner of the pub, Mumini Olanipekun, got into a fight with one of the patrons, Wale. During the fight, Olanipekun was said to have stabbed the deceased with a broken bottle in the neck and stomach.
The deceased did not die on the spot. I was told he died on the way to a hospital. I don’t know the cause of their fight, but all of us in the neighborhood were seized with fear after those that witnessed the incident fled after the man died.”
The Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
She said, “The suspect was the seller of the liquor and the man that was allegedly stabbed to death was in the pub to drink. There was a fight and the man was stabbed to death. The suspect is in custody already. Investigation is ongoing.”