The police in Anambra have arrested a middle-aged man, Babangida Eluemuno for allegedly stabbing a trader to death at his residence, 9 Agba Street, Inland Town, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The deceased, a teenager identified as Arinze Omeh from Enugwu-Ezike community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, was allegedly stabbed to death following a brawl.
Arinze’s brother, Oluchukwu Omeh on Tuesday told journalists that the fracas started when the suspect, (the deceased’s landlord’s son), told him to stop using a broom meant for sweeping the interior of the house to sweep outside.
“On that fateful day, I returned home with Arinze, my younger brother from the market.
“As we sat down within the compound to rest and discuss our family matters, Babangida came out and warned my late brother to stop using the broom meant for sweeping the compound to sweep rooms.
“In a reply, Arinze told Babangida that he had heard him because he had already sounded this same warning to him earlier in the morning, for which he gripped my brother.
“It was in an attempt to rescue Arinze from the grip of Babangida that he used a broken bottle and stabbed him on the left wrist and while he was still trying to control the blood, Babangida again reached for his broken-down tricycle and picked up a knife.”
Oluchukwu further said the response from the suspect made his late brother upset, thus rushing towards Babangida’s direction and landing him a heavy slap.
It was gathered that a tricycle was used to rush Arinze to the General Hospital, however, he was rejected by the hospital authorities over alleged complications.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, adding that an investigation was ongoing.