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Tea seller kills customer over ₦10 in Ogun



A tea seller has been arrested for allegedly punching one of his customers to death at Arepo, Ogun State.

TopNaija reports that the tea seller, identified as Hamidu was involved in a fistfight with a customer of his, Musa, over N10, which lead to his death at Arepo in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was gathered that the fight ensued after the victim bought a cup of tea from the suspect and paid N40 instead of the regular rate of N50.

Hamidu reportedly punched Musa in his chest as the latter slumped and died.

A leader of the Odua People’s Congress (New Era), Olayiwola Ogunsolu, disclosed 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.”

A relative of the deceased however narrated how Musa was punched over N10 and lost to the cold hands of death by the tea seller.

He 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.”

However, the leader of the Hausa community in the area, Usman Shehu, denied being aware of the incident.

”Such an incident would not have passed me by as the head of the Arewa community in this place,” he added.

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