A scrap dealer has been stabbed to death by his friends over over N1,600 at Tarzan junction axis, Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The deceased, an Ebonyi State native, allegedly got into a protracted argument with his coworkers about who would get the formula for the specified sum, which led a master trader to step in and mediate the situation.
An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed that the attackers tried to lure the deceased to a bar before killing him, but he refused their invitation.
“The deceased ignored the invitation knowing fully well their intention as the resolution was not in their favour.
“They eventually caught him on his bike, same day, held him tight before one of them stabbed him on his neck and head with a broken bottle. He immediately slumped while the assailants fled,” he said.
Confirming the incident, Ogidi Divisional Police Officer, Sani Ahmed (CSP) said the corpse has been deposited in the morgue, while efforts were on to arrest the fleeing assailants.
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue. None of the suspects has been arrested, but we have commenced manhunt for them. We will get them,” he assured.