Three persons including two deaf and dumb men have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man to death as he tried to settle a scuffle between them in Ondo State.
The suspects were identified as Abuchi Unegbu, Jelili Ojo and Busayo Osho, both deaf and dumb.
A source who witnessed the attack said one of the deaf men mistakenly stabbed the victim identified only as Uwam, on the stomach with a broken bottle as he tried to settle the fight between the trio.
The fight was said to be centered on the fact that one of the three men stepped on another and failed to apologize.
Vanguard gathered that Unegbu allegedly accused one of the deaf men of cheating him because of his disability by stepping on his toes without the courtesy of apologizing.
This led to an argument which escalated further into a serious fight among the three men who continued to fight despite efforts by eye witnesses to calm their rage.
It was gathered that one of the deaf men, Osho, reached out for a bottle while the elders were still trying to calm them to avoid escalation.
People were said to have disappeared from the scene to avoid victimization of any sort.