31st December, 2021
A 30-year-old bartender on the run after stealing the sum of N600,000 from his boss, Muhammed Ahmed, has been stabbed to death in the hotel where he was hiding by one Omowumi Oyapitan, a 32-year-old fashion designer in Ogun State.
Oyapitan was arrested on Wednesday after the manager of Splendour Guest Inn, the hotel where the bartender was killed reported to the police, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of Ogun Police Command said in a statement.
As stated in the statement, one Stephen Udo the managing director of Splendour Guest Inn had reported that Oyapitan broke a bottle and used it to stab Ahmed in the neck in the course of hotel arguments in the hotel.
He added that following the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele job, led police personnel to the hotel where they saw Ahmed lying in the pool of his own blood.
Oyapitan was promptly arrested, while Ahmed was rushed to state hospital Ota, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
However, Oyeyemi said Ahmed has been hiding in the hotel since Monday 27th of December 2021, after stealing the sum of #600,000 belonging to his boss at Hayorlak Hotel where he was working as bartender.
The Police spokesperson said the bartender used part of the stolen money to lodge some of his friends in the hotel.
But he had altercation with one of those he lodged in the hotel who he accused of stealing part of his money, the accusation led to hot exchange of words between them.
Oyapitan who claimed to know the other boy accused of theft intervened and the deceased who was not pleased with her intervention gave her a blow in the mouth and in retaliation, she broke a bottle and used it to stab the deceased on his neck.” he said
The Police spokesperson said Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.