On March 3, 2017, 20-year-old Precious Victor, a barman at King’s Bar located at Anifowose, Mushin area of Lagos, realised that he had had enough. He said he needed to get out of the job, but first, he had to force his boss, Mr. Tajudeen Oso, to give him some money.

“All I wanted to do was to threaten him a little, get N63,000 from him and run away,” he said. According to him, he realised he could not carry out the plan alone, so he enlisted the help of one of his friends, Kelechi, and another acquaintance, a customer named Ahmed.

But Victor said things went terribly wrong with their plan. By evening of that day, his boss, Oso, lay dead. The man had been stabbed twice in the stomach. He bled to death on the premises of his bar.

Victor said, “I live in an accommodation on the premises of the bar. Kelechi lives with me as well. I was actually introduced to my boss (the victim) by Kelechi’s boss. We discussed the plan and when Ahmed, whom I had known as a regular customer, came to the bar to drink on Friday, I also told him about the plan and he said he was interested.

The plan was only to threaten my boss, and tell him we needed N63,000. We had no intension of killing him. That day, I was hiding in the kitchen when Kelechi put our plan in motion. But something went wrong. He hit my boss in the head with a bottle. .

When I heard noise, I came out. My boss then said, ‘Precious, you people want to kill me?’ I said no but he came towards me and bit me in the stomach. He was dragging me and would not let go.

Kelechi was dragging him so that he could free me but when he did not, Kelechi took a knife and stabbed him twice in the stomach.” The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, explained that they would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the case was concluded. Crdt: Punchng


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