Soldier nabbed for stabbing Abia man to death

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A Private Soldier, Saeed Sabo, of the 82 division of Nigerian Army, Enugu, is in police custody for stabbing a 34-year-old man to death in Umuahia, Abia State, last Saturday.

The 34-year-old man identified as Offor Uchenna, a native of Olokoro in Umuahia South, Abia State, was said to have been stabbed on the right side of his chest, below his breast, by the soldier attached to a Chinese construction company in Umuahia, Abia State.

It was gathered that an altercation ensued between the duo at about 10am on Saturday around Umuahia railway station following the soldier’s inability to pay for goods he previously bought before buying a new one.

“The soldier slapped the man who then grabbed the soldier by the uniform”, an eyewitness said, adding that the soldier now stabbed him with his bayonet.

The man was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia for treatment where he was confirmed dead.

The remains have been deposited at the mortuary.

The suspect has been handed over to the Police for further investigation and possible prosecution.

When contacted, the Police PRO in charge of Abia State command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident, saying that investigation has commenced.

All efforts to get a reaction from the Army Command at Ohafia proved abortive.

Credit: Punch

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