A bar attendant has reportedly died after he was hit on the head with a wooden plank over a bottle of beer.
According to reports, Eguzouwa was killed by a customer, Akeem Bakare, during the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Nigeria and Argentina.
A verbal argument which got physical, over an unpaid bottle of beer between Akeem and the deceased’s colleague, Abel Daniel, led to the death of Eguzouwa.
According to Punch, an argument broke out when Akeem, who happens to be a tricycle rider claimed that a friend, who also visited the facility, had paid for his beer.
The ensuing altercation was said to have drawn the attention of Eguzouwa, who rushed out from an office to the scene of the incident. While he was trying to make peace between the two young men, Bakare allegedly smashed a plank he aimed at Daniel on the victim’s head.
He was said to have fled the bar, leaving Eguzouwa, who later died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, in a pool of blood.
A source in the area explained that the case was reported to the police at the Dopemu division and the suspect was arrested the following day.
The father of two admitted having taken a bottle of beer at the bar but insisted that an old friend of his, who came to the place that evening, paid on his behalf.
The Ilesha, Osun State indigene said Daniel challenged him to a duel in the course of the altercation and picked a metal to attack him.
He said he opted for the plank in self-defense, adding that he accidentally slammed it on the victim’s head.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.
Oti said the CP enjoined Lagosians to embrace dialogue in resolving issues rather than resorting to violence, adding that the suspect had been charged to court.