Three men on Sunday ambushed a 25-year old man, Matthew Iyede, over a girlfriend at Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State and stabbed him to death.
The locus in quo (scene of the incident) was near a popular drinking joint, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, in Eku, near Delta State University Abraka.
Iyede, according to those who sighted his corpse, was stabbed variously in the chest and other parts of the body and was abandoned in a pool of own blood.
The multiple injuries he sustained together with large amount of blood he lost to his attackers were suspected to have quickened his death.
The victim, according to Punch was allegedly ambushed by armed youths said to have been led by one Ese Uku.
Ese had reportedly warned the victim to steer clear of the girl, whom the deceased had allegedly been dating for a long time.
The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, who confirmed the incident, claimed that his brother was killed over a girl he had been dating.
Victor said, “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.”
The spokesman of the Delta State Police Commander, SP Celestina Kalu, while confirming the incident, said two of the suspects had since 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 Matthew’s corpse has been deposited at the Eku General hospital pending further investigation by the police.
In another development, a young man identified as Ohoh Iriferi, has allegedly assaulted and bitten off an 85-year-old woman’s finger in Eku, Delta state.