Indian authorities arrested a Nigerian man on Sunday after he killed a fellow Nigerian over a heated debate on who is the better footballer between Messi and Ronaldo.
The incident which occurred at Nalasopara Mumbai, got ugly when one of them slit the throat of his friend leading to his death.
Police reported that the deceased, Obinna Michael Durumchukwa was celebrating his 34th birthday with friends, including one Nwabu Chukwuma, 22 at his apartment, when the argument started, Durumchukwa threw at glass at Chukwuma, which missed him and smashed against the wall. In a swift reaction Chukwuma then picked a piece of the glass on the floor to cut his friend’s throat.
Neighbours who heard the uproar, informed the police who rushed to the spot.
“The friends entered into the debate as they were ardent football fans. The victim entered into the heated conversation and considered Cristiano Ronaldo to be the best football player but the accused were supporting Lionel Messi,” said a senior police officer from Tulinj police station.
“When one of accused started leaving, the victim threw a glass on the accused which hit his face and the glass broke. The accused picked up the piece of the broken glass and, in a fit of rage, slit the throat of the victim.”
The 22-year-old is currently being detained by police at the Tulinj station in India
“We have arrested the accused under sections 302(murder) and 34(common intent) of the Indian Penal Code. We will produce the duo at Vasai court on Monday,” said the officer.