Customer punches Barber  to death over N1000

Customer punches Barber  to death over N1000

By Tola Gbadamosi
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Police  operatives from the Divisional Police  Station in Okitipupa Local Government  area of Ondo State, have  arrested a 34-year-old  man, Taye Adeoye, for allegedly punching a  barber, Olufemi Gbadebo, to death.

It was  gathered that the suspect gave the deceased a punch  which led to his death following an argument on  a missing  N1,000 in the barbing  salon.

The  deceased, who was the owner  of the  barbing  saloon  was said to have  kept the  N1,000 note  on the barbing rack while he  went to buy  satchet water, leaving  the suspect  behind in his salon.

On getting to his shop, Gbadebo  reportedly  noticed that the money was  missing on the  rack, and he was said  to have called the attention of the suspect .

The Hope Metro  learnt  that the barber  pointed  accusing  finger  at the  suspect who  was said to  have  denied  stealing  the money and went ahead to empty  his pockets.

Police  sources  told our  correspondent  that  the suspect  angrily  left the  salon,  after much pleadings that he did not take the  money.

The  deceased  who was  not  convinced,  was said to  have  gone  after the suspect  asking him to produce  the  missing money,  insisting  that  he would not allow him go.

Consequently,  it was  learnt that the duo engaged in a fight,  and the  suspect reportedly  gave the  deceased a punch on the face, which made  him fell down  and died  instantly.

Meanwhile,  the suspect has been transferred to the state police  headquarters, Igbatoro, Akure  for  further interrogation.

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