Customer kills bar attendant over bottle of beer in Lagos


A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday remanded one Bakare Akeem, who allegedly killed a bar attendant over a bottle of beer, in Kirikiri maximum prisons.

The 35-year-old Akeem who alleged used a plank to hit the head of the bartender in June 26, at Sunrise bar on Surulere street, in Agege area of Lagos is facing a murder charge.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye told the court that the deceased, Eguzouwa Ikechukwu, had tried to separate a fight that ensured between the accused and another bar attendant.

Olaluwoye said, “My Lord, the accused had refused to pay for a bottle of beer he took at the bar, which resulted in a fight between him and another bar attendant.

“The deceased had stepped in to break up the fight, when the accused used a plank to hit his head.

“He was rushed to a nearby hospital,where he was pronounced dead by a doctor,” Olaluwoye said.

The offences contravened Sections 222 and 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The Magistrate Oghere, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for advice.dp


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