A 21-year-old man, Ogadinma Nkwaha has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly slitting the throat of his friend, John Effiong, in the Olodi Apapa area of the state. Nkwaha killed Effiong after he refused to release his phone to him.
It was gathered that Nkwaha had won more than N60, 000 from the victim while they gambled. Effiong, who wanted to recoup his losses, reportedly wagered his handset, but he lost again to Nkwaha.
Subsequently, trouble started when the deceased refused to part with the phone, which started an argument between the two men. While the disagreement was ongoing, the suspect allegedly slit Effiong’s throat with a broken bottle.
He was rushed to a private hospital where he eventually died.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that Effiong’s corpse had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.