2 Football Fans Stab Hotel Manager To Death During The Chelsea-Man City Premier League Game

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The
manager of a hotel in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria has been stabbed to death
by two football fans during an English Premier League match on Sunday. The
police identified the victim as Ben.

The
two suspects identified as Kayode Ogunwa and Oluwa Femi have been arrested and
are now facing murder charge in connection with his death.
They
are being detained in a cell at the Area ‘M’ Police Command, Idimu, Lagos.
The
incident happened at Obanla Hotel located at LASU/ Igando Road, Diamond Bus
Stop, Isheri Olofin, on the outskirts of Lagos.

A
police source told P.M.NEWS that the
suspects reside at Diamond Estate, opposite the hotel and drove there to watch
a match.

The
hotel, it was gathered, was filled to capacity and some customers who wanted to
buy drinks could not get chairs to sit.
This
prompted the late Ben to ask those watching the match without buying drinks to
vacate their chairs for those willing to buy drinks. The suspects who did not
buy drinks refused to vacate their chairs and this resulted in an argument
between them and the late Ben. The argument degenerated into a brawl during
which one of the suspects ran to the car they brought and emerged with a knife
with which he stabbed Ben in the neck.
The
hotel manager, investigations revealed, bled profusely from his wound and died
before he could be rushed to the Igando General Hospital. His body was later
deposited at the Ikeja General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
When P.M.NEWS visited Area
‘M’ Command, the Area Commander was not around to comment on the incident.
Sources
at the command told our correspondent that an officer in the command, Inspector
Humphry Keku, was assigned to investigate the matter.
At
the hotel, the owner, it was learnt, followed the police to the Ikeja mortuary
where the body of the hotel manager was deposited.
Blood
stains were observed on the floor and walls of the hotel, while a team of
police officers went round  taking photographs and gathering exhibits.
A
source at the station told P.M.NEWS that the
matter will be transferred to the state criminal investigation department,
SCID, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.

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