Precious Victor, 20, was reportedly employed by an Information and Communications Technology consultant, Mr. Kayode Oso (pictured), about a month ago to manage a bar he opened on Akinremi Street, Ikeja, Lagos State. The deceased reportedly retired to the bar every day after closing from work.
However, Victor was said to have invited two of his friends, identified as Kelechi Kalu and Ahmed Abubakar, to the bar on Saturday. The 53-year-old had entered the pub as usual when an argument ensued between him and Victor, who called in his friends.
The three men allegedly beat the father of four to a pulp before stabbing him in different parts of the body. They reportedly locked Oso’s remains in the bar and drove in his car to a hotel in the Abule Egba area.
Victor and Abubakar reportedly changed their bloodstained clothes and returned to the bar as if nothing happened. However, a customer, who had noticed when they left the premises with the bloodstained clothes, raised the alarm, leading to their arrest.
A family friend said that the suspects had attacked the victim in his office after demanding money and Oso’s ATM card. He explained that efforts by Oso to beg for his life fell on deaf ears.
He said, “When Oso got to the shop that day, he met the three men but didn’t suspect anything. He had entered when the three men attacked him. They demanded money, his ATM card and the key to a car he parked on the premises.
When he told them he didn’t have money and was not using any ATM card, which was true, they beat him and stabbed him up to death.” The third suspect, Kelechi Kalu, is on the run and had been declared wanted by the police.