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Convenience store owner kills his close friend for refusing to pay for bottle of water

By Mason White 7:10 AM June 17, 2016
Boy drinking water from bottle (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A convenience store owner was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his friend because he refused to pay for a bottle of water, according to police in Nigeria.

Lagos police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Ekanem Enodan, after being accused of killing 46-year-old Nicholas Goddonu.

Enodan has been charged with one count of murder, and he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Goddonu, who worked as a delivery driver, visited Enodan’s convenience store on Wednesday around 10:30 p.m.

Goddonu took a bottle of water from the fridge, which retails for 50 cents. Enodan the demanded payment from Goddonu, who was a father of five children.

When the friend refused to pay for the water, Enodan hit him on the head with a bottle. Enodan, then took back his bottle of water and placed it in the fridge.

Goddonu was rushed to the Ifako General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.