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Man kills his roommate after she stole his chicken

By Mason White 4:08 PM January 5, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his roommate, whom he accused of stealing his chicken, police in Nigeria said.

Akure police said that they have arrested 38-year-old Idowu Ajewole, after being accused of killing his roommate identified as 28-year-old Monday Bassey.

Ajewole was charged with one count of murder. According to the police investigation, Ajewole and Bassey were roommates in a home located in Adebowale street.

Around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ajewole accused Bassey of stealing his chicken. Bassey denied the allegations, but Ajewole became angry when he found chicken feathers in her stuff.

Ajewole called the police to report the theft. Police officers who arrived at the scene, placed Bassey under arrest and escorted her out of the home to a waiting police car.

Ajewole followed the officers to the car and pushed Bassey into the police car. As a result, Bassey fell and hit her head. She was taken to the hospital, where she died of head trauma.