A 26-year-old Nigerian has been arrested by police for allegedly stabbing his compatriot to death during a brawl over a used toothbrush at the Beach Drive Road at Nungua in Accra, Ghana.
The suspect identified as Marvelous Okere-Son, a trader living together in the same room with other occupants "engaged the deceased" Sunday Orga, 27 in an open fight over his stolen tooth brush on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Speaking to Starr News, the Greater Accra Regional Police spokesperson Afia Tenge, said in the course of the confrontation Okere took a bottle, broke it and stabbed the left rib of the deceased.
Reports received indicated that the suspect and deceased were from Delta State, Nigeria and arrived in Ghana only two weeks and were squatting with five other Nigerians.
On that fateful day, the victim, Sunday Organ after realizing that his friend Marvelous had taken his tooth brush and had not returned it, he confronted him. This led to a fierce fight. They were separated and told to vacate the room.
The two continued the fight outside the compound. The deceased slapped the suspect. In anger Marvelous grabbed an empty wine bottle, broke it and used the sharp edge to stab Organ on the head and back. The victim fell down and lost consciousness.
"He bled profusely and when he was rushed to the LEKMA Hospital he passed on," Tenge stated. Upon interrogation, the suspect said he stabbed his colleague because he slapped him.
Okere was arrested by the police, charged for murder and is being processed for court. The remain of Orga has since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy while investigation continues.
-Starr News/OKAY FM