A Lagos based trader identified as Chukwuebuka Okeke reportedly killed his close friend and roommate Nwabuiuke Ezeike, during a heated argument over a N5,000 electricity bill, as reported by Punch. According to the report, both of them were traders in Lagos Island and lived together in Tokosi Street, Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that they have lived together for many years before the ugly incident occurred and that they came from the same Ishida community, in the Anocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
An argument ensued when the deceased Nwabuiuke Ezeike found out that Okeke (the murder suspect) had not remitted the money the former contributed for the electricity bill. The argument gradually degenerated into a deadly fight.
Ben Eze a relative of the deceased narrated thus:
Nwabuike’s friend squandered the money. So, as the payment became overdue and when pressure was mounted on him to release the money, he passed on the aggression to the deceased and there was a fight. He was actually asleep when he attacked him.
People had separated them when he suddenly punched him in the head. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Chukwuebuka Okeke has subsequently been arrested by policemen attached to the Orile Police Division and the case has been transfered to the State Department of Criminal Investigation.