Ndubusi Kalu, a security guard,has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his friend over N200 in Ogun State.
The two friends had a misunderstanding over the deceased, Simeon Chidi’s refusal to provide the said amount as contribution to buy an electric fuse.
According to reports, Chidi and Kalu were so close that they cooked and ate together and were preparing a breakfast on Saturday when a disagreement broke out between them over a faulty fuse.
The fuse that supplied electricity to five apartments, including the two friends’, had tripped off, causing power outage.
The suspect reportedly lamented the outage as he wanted to see a movie when the fault occurred. The five affected residents were said to have agreed to contribute N200 each to pay an electrician, who would fix the fuse.
Kalu, 30, said he had asked Chidi to contribute N200 for the repair, but the victim declined.
He then allegedly stabbed him with a shard of bottle in the neck and back during the fight, which lasted for about 30 minutes in their residence on Saula Sanni Street, Agbado, area of the state.
Kalu was paraded before newsmen on Monday during which he confessed to the crime, blamed it on the devil.
Kalu, pleading to be pardoned said:
“I told him we had to fix the fault on time because I wanted to watch television and relax at home. When we were unable to raise the N1,000, the electrician asked us to pay N500.
“When Chidi could not produce the money, saying the money was with somebody and that the person had gone out, he threatened to beat me with a charm if I disturbed him again.
“That was how we started exchanging words. He picked a knife and asked me to come outside.
“As I was struggling to collect the knife from him, he injured me in the hand and leg. I also smashed a bottle and we started fighting again.
“People were many watching us, but nobody came to separate us.
“It was after I stabbed him in the back that one man called Baba Sheri came to separate us. I didn’t intend to kill him. It was the devil’s handiwork.”
Parading the suspect, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the corpse of the victim has since been deposited at the morgue.
He added that the suspect will be made to face the wrath of the law.