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Abuja engineer stabs friend to death at birthday party over greetings

An Abuja based Engineer identified as Oladeji Hamzat, has been apprehended by the police for allegedly stabbing his friend to death at a birthday party

It was gathered that at the birthday party of a friend identified as Owoseni, stabbed the deceased to death over an issue as trivial as greetings. Drama started when the accused, Hamzat who arrived the bar late for party greeted te group of friends at the bar, except Bayo

An aggreviated Bayo then proceeded to harrass Hamzat over it. The confrontation led to a big fight which resulted in the initiator of the fight being stabbed in the neck.

Upon realization of what had happened, Bayo was rushed to three different hospitals, but later gave up the ghost

According to Eyewitness report;

Bayo and other friends were at the bar when Hamzat arrived. He (Hamzat) greeted other friends. While the birthday celebration was on, Bayo challenged him that he shunned him when he arrived at the bar. That led to the disagreement and he stabbed Bayo with a broken bottle. Their relatives said they were childhood friends

One of the workers at the bar noted that Hamzat who had come from Abuja to Ogun State for the party, initially wanted to abscond after committing the grievous act. He said;

I was taking wine to the barman from the store when I heard the sound of a bottle being smashed. By the time I got to the bar hall, he (Hamzat) was running away as fast as he could. One of our security men and some people intercepted him at the gate and dragged him inside.“They (Hamzat and Bayo) were at the same table with their friends. The deceased was even the one who bought the roasted meat they ate

Upon questioning, Hansat had this to say for himself;

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“I am a computer engineer and work in Abuja. I arrived here (Ogun State) on Thursday to visit my parents who live in Adiyan, in the Ifo LGA, and I lodged in a hotel at Agbado. On Friday, I attended Owoseni’s birthday. He (Bayo) came to where I was sitting and asked me where I had been all the while. I could not remember where I knew him.

“He came to meet me again and his friends cautioned him and said that was how he misbehaved whenever he was drunk. It was like he was looking for trouble. He confronted me again, smashed a bottle and attempted to stab me. I used my hand to block him and I started bleeding in the hand.

I rushed outside with the blood. People started to beat me up. That is all I know. I do not know how he was stabbed in the neck.”

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspect


Rhema Olonade

Rhema Olonade is a graduate of mass communication. She is passionate about news writing and broadcasting. Hobbies are watching movies, and public speaking. Email: [email protected]

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