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Customer stabs shop owner after refusing to pay 50 cents for can of soda

By Mason White 2:56 PM September 5, 2017
Man drinking soda (illustration)
Man drinking soda (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A man became angry when the owner of a shop demanded payment for a can of soda, according to police in Nigeria.

Lagos police said that they have arrested Haruna Umar, after being accused of stabbing Salisu Sanni, during an argument over the can of soda.

Umar has been charged with one count of assault with intent to steal.

He faces up to three years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Umar entered the shop owned by Sanni, and took a can of soda.

Umar drank the soda, and tried to leave without paying for the beverage.

Sanni blocked the door of his shop, and demanded 50 cents for the soda.

Umar wanted Sanni to allow him to leave, but the shop owner refused to move away from the door.

That is when Umar pulled out a knife and stabbed Sanni in the head.