A brawl between two Nigerians living at the Beach Drive Road at Nungua in Accra Ghana over a stolen toothbrush has led to the death of one, according to media reports.
Marvelous Okere, 26, and a trader living together in the same room with other occupants “engaged the deceased” – Sunday Orga – in an open fight over his stolen toothbrush.
Speaking to Ghana’s Star News, the Greater Accra Regional Police spokesperson Afia Tenge, said in the “course of the confrontation” Okere took a bottle, broke it and “stabbed the left rib of the deceased.”
“He bled profusely and when he was rushed to the LEKMA Hospital he passed on,” Tenge stated. Upon interrogation, the suspect said he stabbed his colleague because he “slapped” him.
Okere is currently in police custody “for investigations to also continue.”
The remains of Orga, 27, have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue “awaiting autopsy.”