A 34-year-old Nigerian was allegedly stabbed to death in Mumbai, India by his inebriated roommate and fellow countryman, following a heated argument over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s best footballer.
According to The Times of India, the victim, Obinna Durumchukwu and the accused Michael Chukwuma (22) were partying at their rented flat at Mahesh building, Ostwal Nagri, Nalasopara (east) on Saturday to mark Obinna’s 34th birthday.
The celebrations went on till 9am on Sunday, when they decided to play football in the common balcony on the building’s third floor. Both were drunk. While playing, they argued over whether Ronaldo or Messi was a better footballer.
Michael argued that the Barcelona star is the best player in the world while Obinna maintained it was Real Madrid’s Ronaldo. The argument turned ugly when Obinna allegedly hurled an empty glass liquor bottle at Michael.
The bottle missed Michael, hit a wall and smashed into pieces. Michael then picked up a glass piece and slashed Obinna’s neck. He died on the spot.
Neighbours who heard the screams alerted the Tuling police. Michael, meanwhile, ran to the fourth floor, from where he was arrested. The Tuling police said that both Obinna and Michael’s passports had expired this year and they has been staying in the country illegally. While Obinna’s passport expired on January 24, Michael’s passport expired on Sunday.
Michael who appeared before Vasai court on Monday has been charged for murder. Police Inspector, Kiran Kabadi who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said an offence of murder had been registered against Michael Chukwuma who appeared before Vasai court on Monday.
The two Nigerian youngsters were discussing football players. One is a fan of Messi and the other was for Ronaldo. During the conversation a quarrel has taken place.
The deceased threw a glass into the face of the accused person. The glass broke and caused small injuries. After that the accused took the broken glass and assaulted the deceased person who died due to heavy bleeding.