Ekiti Man stabs neighbour to death for interfering in fight with girlfriend


A middle-aged man identified as Segun has stabbed one of his neighbors to death for interfering and preventing him from assaulting his girlfriend in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday morning around the Awedele area of Ado-Ekiti.

The deceased was said to have in several occasions in the past always stopped the man from assaulting his wife in the compound.

According to Nigerian Tribune, an eyewitness who craved anonymity said the suspect had a disagreement with his girlfriend over money which resulted in brickbats and physical assault on Thursday morning.

He said, ” the (deceased) neighbour who was not comfortable with the act intervened and made attempt to reprimand the suspect, a situation that led to physical combat from where the deceased was stabbed in his hand.

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” Though he was rushed to the hospital, he gave up the ghost because the knife had cut a sensitive vein connected to his heart.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident said the suspect had been arrested for further investigation.

The PPRO added that, ” the suspect will be prosecuted after thorough investigations.”

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