Defence & Security

Barber Stabs Okada Rider To Death In Bayelsa Community

By Kuwekuzi Aigbe, Bayelsa

Few days after members of Sagbama community in Bayelsa State foiled an attempt by three teenagers to kill a 13 years old for rituals, the community was again thrown in mourning and anger on Thursday after a 20 years old barber, Lucky Diri stabbed a 38 years old Okada rider, Christian Udo to death.

The cause of the fight, which led to the unfortunate death of the 38 years man could not be ascertain as of press time, but it was reported the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday.

Shortly after the incident, It was gathered that angry youths of the community took the corpse of the deceased to the police station in Sagbama before returning to the barber’s shop only to discover that a pastor has aided the escape of the suspect.

The angry mob returned to the police station, retrieved the corpse of the Okada rider and deposited it at the doorstep of the pastor, who has also took to his heels.

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Reacting to the incident, the spokesman of the Bayelsa State Command. Asinim Butswat, said the killer barber has since been arrested and in Police custody.

He said, “Detectives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a Barber who stabbed a motorcycle rider to death over a minor misunderstanding in Sagbama Community, Sagbama Local Government Area.

“The unfortunate incident occurred on 06 January,2022, at Sagbama Community. One Lucky Diri ‘m’ 20 years, a Barber, alledgedly Stabbed one Emeka Christian Udo ‘m’ 38 years, a motorcycle rider with a screw driver on his left ribs, over a minor misunderstanding.

“The injured victim was immediately rushed to Sagbama General Hospital, where he died while receiving treatment.The suspect Lucky Diri, has been arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation.

“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has ordered for discreet Investigation and upon conclusion the case will be charged to court.”

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