Security Guard Stabs 22-Year-Old Man To Death Over Facemask In Anambra

Tragedy happened on Monday after a 22-year-old man, identified as Cletus Chisom, was stabbed to death by a security guard in a market in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The suspect, Ibuchi Nwoju, a native of Abia state, but reside in Onitsha, allegedly stabbed the deceased on the chest with a knife following an altercation.

 According to report, the sister to the deceased was at the market with the mother to purchase some items when the suspect confronted her for failure to put on a facemask.

The mother was said to have later bought the facemask for the daughter after the suspect insisted she would only be allowed access to the market with a facemask.

Trouble was said to have started after the girl reportedly rushed home and mobilized her elder brother who came to attack the suspect.

 9news Nigeria gathered that it was during the brawl that the suspect drew a knife and stabbed the deceased on the chest, leading to his death.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has ordered for immediate transfer of the Case to State CID Awka for discreet investigation.

He said: “Today being 4/5/2020 at about 8:45am, Police operatives from Okpoko Division in Onitsha arrested a private Security guard attached to COCA-COLA Market Onitsha, one Ibuchi Nwoju ‘m’ aged 26 years of Asa village, Abia State but reside in Onitsha, Anambra State.

“Suspect allegedly had an altercation with one Cletus Chisom ‘m’ aged 22 years of Ekekwe Street Awada and stabbed him with a knife on his chest. “Consequently, victim became unconscious and was rushed to Goodnews Hospital Onitsha where he was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor. “Corpse was deposited at Toronto Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.”  

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