The 15-year-old son of a police sergeant attached to the Ughelli ‘A’ Division Police station, wa stabbed to death by his 13-year-old friend over a financial disagreement between both of them in Delta State.
The incident reportedly happened on Saturday at the Police quarters located behind the Ughelli office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), opposite the Ughelli Police station.
A eyewitness said trouble started following a disagreement between the two over the sharing formula of money paid for a job they both executed on a building earlier in the day.
The suspect identified as Progress Life, was said to have accosted the victim, Marvelous Ekrake, demanding a certain percentage of the money paid for the job.
The money resulted into a heated argument and the victim was said to have stabbed at the front pouch of a neighbour were he struggled to for help and bled to death from the wound he sustained during the incident.
“Angered by the refusal of the victim whose parents were not at home at the time of the incident less for his younger sister, the suspect grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Marvellous on the throat after which he immediately fled to an unknown destination.
“Before he died, Marvellous had crawled to the house of another Police Inspector crying for help, but was reported dead before he could get the needed help after losing so much blood from the wound sustained,” the source said.
Efforts to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer for the Delta State Police Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya were fruitless at press time.