A young man has been arrested by the police for the alleged murder of his friend.
Fatai Sabitu, a 19-year old man, has found himself in police net for the alleged murder of his friend, Yusuf Sheu.
Fatia, explained that his deceased friend had sold a stolen hone to him, which was later recovered by the real owner. He then demanded for a refund as the phone had been collected, but the deceased refused, which led to a fight between them.
Fatai, who hails from Abeokuta, an is a primary school drop out, said he had known the 38-year old Yusuf for sometime said he acted in self defense.
We have known each other for about three years now. I am a vulcaniser, and he worked in a hotel. We lived within the same community. He used to drink a lot and he introduced me to a lot of bad things, like the tattoo in my arm.He had stolen a woman’s phone and I saw him when he took it, but I didn’t say anything. He went and used the phone to borrow money from one of his friends in the area. The owner of the phone, who had been looking for it, later saw it in the man’s hand and picked a fight. The man then explained how he came about the phone.The owner of the phone took it back, and Sheu was ordered to return the money he borrowed from the man. He was angry and thought I was the one that exposed him. He came to meet me where I was and started punching me; I had to fight back. I only gave him a punch before he slumped to the ground.
After searching several hospitals in vain, I decided to return home. I saw his dead body in front of our house and some people started beating me. They drove the police away and were about lynching me when the Baale (community leader) came and drove them away. He took me to the police station.My life is ruined because I made him my friend. It was just a blow that I gave him.