A 25-year-old man has been sent to an early grave after he was stabbed to death during a fight over a woman.
The victim, Matthew Iyede, was said to have been stabbed to death by three friends on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at a popular drinking bar, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, close to the Delta State University Abraka, after an argument brewed between him and the assailants over a girlfriend.
It was gathered that the late Iyede was ambushed by armed youths alleged to have been led by one Ese Uku, who was said to have warned the victim to steer clear of the girl whom Matthew had reportedly been dating for long and in the fight that ensued, the victim was stabbed on the chest with a knife and he died on the spot.
The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, who confirmed the incident, narrated how his brother was killed over a woman he had been dating for long.
“Matthew was stabbed at a plaza closer to Eku Town hall. He was stabbed over a girl. Those involved are at large. Their names have been submitted to the police.”
However, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Celestina Kalu, said two of the suspects had been arrested by the police in Abraka.
“The vigilante group, in collaboration with the police, arrested two suspects in respect of the case. The names of the suspects are Kevwe Edward (21-years-old) and Lucky Grant (19-years-old).
The suspects will be transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution,” Kalu said, adding that the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the Eku General hospital pending further investigation by the police.