Soldier arrested for stabbing creditor to death - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Soldier arrested for stabbing creditor to death

A  soldier identified as Saeed Sabo, of the 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, is now cooling off in the police cell for allegedly stabbing a middle aged man to death in Umuahia.

The victim, Uchenna Offor, 34, from Olokoro in Umuahia South, was said to have demanded  that the soldier should pay for goods bought previously on credit before another one would be sold to him.

How it happened: " The soldier attached to a Chinese construction firm came to buy something on credit around Umuahia  Railway station but the victim demanded payment for the previous credit purchase", an eye witness said.

In the ensuing altercation, the suspect was said to have used the bayonet of his gun on the victim, stabbing him on the chest.

The eye witness said that the victim who  slumped after he was stabbed was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where he was simply certified dead on arrival.

" When the soldier came to buy something, he was asked to pay for the one he bought on credit the previous time. This did not go down well with the soldier.

“Then the soldier slapped the man who  grabbed  him  by the uniform, and before you know it, the soldier pulled the bayonet of his gun and stabbed him to death.

The body of the victim  has been deposited at the mortuary while the suspect has been handed over to the Police.

 Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in charge of Abia State command,  Geoffrey Ogbonna, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.

He said investigations into the matter had  commenced, assuring that justice will be done.

Source: Vanguard

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