April 24, 2024

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Ondo:Tension As Soldier Stabs Trader To Death

A yet-to-be-identified soldier has allegedly stabbed a 27-year-old trader, Ezeani Ebuka, to death at the popular Arakale Market in Akure, the Ondo state capital. It was gathered that the tragic incident happened following an argument that ensued between the soldier and the trader.

A source said the incident led to a protest as the other traders in the market prevented vehicular movements by barricading the Arakale Road.

The source added that it took the intervention of police officers to clear the road.

“I think the soldier and the trader (deceased) argued service rendered by the trader. I think the solder was not satisfied with the service and he asked for a refund. “That was when the trouble started. Later, the soldier mobilised his colleagues and the arguments continued. It was there the trader was stabbed by one of the soldiers, after which they left the scene.”

One of the traders told newsmen that the soldiers had beaten the trader and his family members into a coma before stabbing him to death.

The state police public relations officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident.

“Yes, the police can confirm the stabbing of a young man by a soldier. The command is in touch with the military authority so that the culprit(s) can be identified and arrested.”