A 27-year-old man has been stabbed to death by three armed men in Warri, Delta State.
According to reports, the young man was killed while closing a shop belonging to his Aunt at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government.
The suspects are said to have escaped from the crime scene with the deceased’s mobile phone.
Unfortunately, the victim identified as Prince Mieyebi died on his way to the hospital.
Confirming the incident, an uncle to the deceased, Mr. Thomas Ogisi, said that the deceased had played the betting game a week before his death with all his predictions going through to the sum of N15 million.
However, it is not clear if the murder is connected to the reported N15 million wins as his account could not be accessed since the assailants made away with his phone.
“The boy 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,” Mr Ogisi told Daily Independent
“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 Monday. Some of his friends were aware of the money,”
“We are demanding justice for the gruesome killing of our son. We want a thorough investigation by the police. We are not also happy with the level of security at the market.” he added.
It is very alarming the way young man meet their untimely deaths.
Young men must always keep good company in order to avoid such situations.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea