In a freak incident in Mumbai, a 34-year-old Nigerian was stabbed to death by his fellow countryman after the duo had a heated argument over who is the best footballer in the world.
According to a report in the Times of India, the incident occurred on Sunday morning at Mahesh building, Ostwal Nagri, Nalasopara (east).
Michael Chukwuma (22) was part of the 34th birthday celebrations of Obinna Durumchukwu (victim) on Saturday night.
The party went on till 9 am in the morning. Both of them proceeded to play football in the common balcony on the building’s third floor.
The two were drunk and ended up having an argument over who between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo was the greater player.
Obinna allegedly hurled an empty 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 who died on the spot, reports TOI.
On hearing Obinna’s screams, the residents of the building informed the Tuling police.
Michael, who ran to the fourth floor of the building, was then arrested by the police.