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Monday, August 13, 2012

Student stabs his friend to death over internet modem

A student of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State (names withheld), suspected to be a cult member, has stabbed a 300-level student of the Department of Business Education, Delta State University, Abraka, Solomon Onyeoghani, 24, to death in Warri.

The 29-year-old suspected cultist allegedly killed his friend with a broken bottle on suspicion that he stole his internet modem and went into hiding after the theft.

The sad incident occurred at a house on Osamede Street, Okumagba Avenue, Warri, Delta State, weekend.

Source said the suspect laid siege to Solomon’s house and pounced on him, while he was heading to his mother’s shop.

It was gathered that Solomon took to his heels on sighting the suspect, but the suspect chased and stabbed him severally on the neck and other parts of the body.

Sympathisers were said to have rushed the victim to the hospital, who was abandoned in a pool of blood, to a nearby clinic, but he gave up the ghost before help could come.
At the residence of the victim’s parents, yesterday, his mother was seen weeping while were sympathisers consoling her.
She called on government to bring the killer of her son to book.

Her husband, Mr. Augustine Onyeoghani and the only surviving daughter bore a look of melancholy.
Mr. Onyeoghani said: “The problem started on Tuesday when my son told me what happened. I went to Chukwuka’s father to tell him because we are neighbours and we come from the same local government (Ika North East). The father promised to call his son to order. I personally called him (Chukwuka) on phone and he told me that he was not around. When he eventually came on Friday, he came to my house and the only thing he came to tell me was that he was going to kill my son. This happened around 4:30pm.”

“Not up to one hour that the boy left, Solo returned from College of Education Warri, where he is running a programme in Business Education, Delta State University Abraka programme. Immediately he (Solo) came in, he told me that his sister was calling him from the store. Not up to 20 minutes that he left the house, someone came to tell me that Solomon was dead. I did not know that the boy meant to kill my son. They did not fight. The boy rushed out from nowhere and started stabbing him with broken bottle. He stabbed him severally on the neck.”

Mr. Onyeoghani accused the mother of suspect of not helping matters, saying it was in her presence that her son rushed out to attack his son, alleging “The mother of Chukwuka did not help matters at all. It was in her presence that his son was threatening to kill my son and she said nothing.

She even threatened to go to their village to swear juju if my son refuse to bring out the modem. However, my son said he did not steal any modem. They just killed my son for nothing. The boy has since run out of town, but I know he cannot run forever. All I want is for the law to take its course. My son cannot just die like that.”