A private soldier, Saeed Sabo, of the 82 division of Nigerian Army, Enugu, is in police custody for stabbing a 34-year-old man to death in Umuahia, Abia State.
Soldier Kills Man In Abia
The victim, Offor Uchenna, was reportedly stabbed on his chest by the soldier, who was attached to a Chinese construction company in Umuahia.
It was gathered that an altercation ensued between the duo at about 10am on Saturday around Umuahia railway station following the soldier’s inability to pay for goods he previously bought before buying a new one.
“The soldier slapped the man who then grabbed the soldier by the uniform”, an eyewitness said, adding that the soldier now stabbed him with his bayonet.
The man was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia for treatment where he was confirmed dead.
The remains have been deposited at the mortuary.
The suspect has been handed over to the Police for further investigation and possible prosecution.
When contacted, the Police PRO in charge of Abia State command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident, saying that investigation has commenced.
All efforts to get a reaction from the Army Command at Ohafia proved abortive.
KanyiDaily had also reported that a Nigerian soldier, Iorliam Emmanuel, was arrested for allegedly stealing and selling ammunition to terrorists.