A 27-year-old man identified as Prince Mieyebi has been stabbed to death by three armed men after he reportedly won N15 million in a betting game in Warri, Delta State.
It was gathered that the young man was stabbed on various parts of his body on Friday while closing a shop belonging to his Aunt at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri, and the assailants fled with his mobile phone.
Mieyebi was said to have died before he was rushed to a near-by hospital.
Speaking with newsmen, an uncle to the deceased, Mr. Thomas Ogisi, said Mieyebi had played a betting game a week before his death with all his predictions going through to the sum of N15 million.
“The boy (Prince Miebi) stays with my elder sister. On that fateful day, they were in Ogbe-Ijoh market and were preparing to close when suddenly three boys blocked him in the shop and they stabbed him.
“The incident happened around 6pm on Friday. After stabbing him, they collected only his phone and left. Before he was rushed to the hospital, he was already dead.
“The information we are hearing from his friends indicate that he was killed because he won N15 million from a betting game. He was expecting the money to be paid to him on Wednesday before he was stabbed to death on Friday. Some of his friends were aware of the money.”
It was not clear if the attack has any connection with the N15 million won from the betting game as his account alert could no longer be trail since the assassins made away with his mobile set.
The bereaved uncle, who claimed the incident has been reported at the ‘A’ Division Warri, called for thorough investigation of the incident to bring the culprits to book.
“We are demanding for justice for the gruesome killing of our son. We want thorough investigation by the police. We are not also happy with the level of security at the market”, Ogisi said.
Efforts to reach the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, proved abortive at the time of filing this report.
KanyiDaily had reported how a young Nigerian man was buried together with the betting slip that caused his untimely death.