Two Arrested for killing 25-year-old Man over Girlfriend

Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two youths following the killing of a 25- year-old man, Matthew Iyede, over girlfriend related dispute.
Iyede was reportedly stabbed to death by three friends over an alleged disagreement over a girlfriend at Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The spokesman of the Commander, SP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the incident, said two of the suspects had been arrested by the Police in Abraka.
“The vigilante group, in collaboration with the Police, arrested two suspects in respect of the case. The names of the suspects are Kevwe Edward (21 years old) and Lucky Grant (19 years old). The suspects will be transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution,” Kalu said.
She added that the victim’s corpse has been deposited at the Eku General hospital pending further investigation by the Police.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday morning at a popular drinking bar, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, in Eku, near Delta State University Abraka.
Eyewitnesses said that the victim died immediately, following multiple stabs he sustained on his chest.
It was learnt that the late Iyede was ambushed by three armed youths alleged to have been led by one Ese Uku, who was alleged to have warned the victim to steer clear of the girl whom Iyede had reportedly been dating for long.
The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, narrated how his brother was murdered, “Matthew was stabbed at a plaza closer to Eku Town hall. He was stabbed over a girl. Those involved are at large. Their names have been submitted to the Police, ” he said.

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