Tragedy as 22-year-old man got stabbed to [email protected] in Anambra State, Nigeria, due to nose mask wearing.
The suspect, Ibuchi Nwoju, who comes from Abia State, but lives in Onitsha, allegedly committed the murder after a heated argument with the 22-year-old Cletus Chisom; now deceased.
According to an eye witness account, the sister to the deceased came to the market with her mother to buy some food items when the culprit stopped her from entering the market for not wearing a nose mask.
The mother of the sister then purchased one of the face mask for her daughter after the guard insisted he will only let her enter with a nose mask.
However, the sister who felt humiliated reportedly rushed home and returned with her elder brother, who confronted the suspect.
The witness said it was during their squabble that the suspect drew a knife and stabbed the deceased in the chest, leading to his untimely death.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has requested for the immediate transfer of the case to the State CID, Awka for further investigation.
“Today, Police operatives from Okpoko Division in Onitsha arrested a private security guard attached to Coca-Cola Market, Onitsha, one Ibuchi Nwoju, aged 26 years, of Asa village, Abia State, but resides in Onitsha, Anambra State.” He stated.
“Suspect allegedly had an altercation with one Cletus Chisom, aged 22 years, of Ekekwe Street, Awada and stabbed him with a knife in his chest. Consequently, the victim became unconscious and was rushed to Goodnews Hospital, Onitsha where he was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.” He added.
“The corpse has been deposited at Toronto Hospital Mortuary, Onitsha for autopsy.” He concluded.
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