Tragedy struck at the Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State when a 25-year-old man identified as Matthew Iyede was ambushed and stabbed to death by a group of armed youths alleged to have been led by one Ese Uku.
According to Victor Iyede, the victim’s relative, Mathew was killed at a popular bar, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, in Eku near Delta State University Abraka by the armed youths because of a woman he was dating which Ese (the gang leader) had warned him to stay away from.
“I don’t reside in Eku. He was stabbed at a plaza close to Eku Town Hall. He was stabbed over a ‘girl’. Those involved are at large. Names of the suspected murderers have been submitted to the police.”
Confirming the incident, Celestina Kalu, the spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, revealed that Mathew’s corpse been deposited at the Eku General Hospital pending further investigation by the police.
She also informed that two of the suspects involved in the killing of Mathew had been apprehended.
“The vigilante group in collaboration with the police arrested two suspects in connection with the case. The names of the suspects are Kevwe Edward (21yrs) and Lucky Grant (19yrs). The suspects will be transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.” She said.
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