A Nigerian soldier of the name Saeed Sabo of the 82 division of Nigerian Army has been arrested and detained in police custody for stabbing a 34-year old fellow to death in Umuahia, Ania State.


The 34-year-old man of the name Offor Uchenna, a locale of Olokoro in Umuahia South, Abia State, was said to have been stabbed on his chest, by the soldier attached to a Chinese construction company in Umuahia, Abia State.


According to sources it was made known that an argument occurred between them at about 10am on Saturday around Umuahia railway station due to the soldiers inability to pay for previous purchases made by the soldier man before buying new ones

“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.

After the incident the victim was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia for treatment where he was confirmed dead.

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.



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