Police Inspector arrested as son stabs neighbour to death

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    An Inspector of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, in Warri, Delta State has been reportedly arrested after his son allegedly stabbed a neighbor to death.

    The Inspector was arrested in place of his son who is currently in the wild after he committed the crime.

    According to reports, the incident which happened in the Officers' Barracks of the Warri Area Command of the Nigeria Police in Delta State, gave rise to tension in the barrack as a family has been left bereaved while several individuals and groups are calling for justice for the slain victim.

    The son of the serving Inspector who is also resident in the barracks was said to have stabbed his neighbor to death following a misunderstanding.

    It was also gathered that the Police Inspector's son whose name is Destiny Ogbantu, is a student of Madonna University.

    Destiny reportedly lost his temper amidst a minor dispute involving him and one of their neighbors and eventually stabbed the latter to death, according to sources.

    The victim has been identified as Onyebuchi Emeka and is said to have been stabbed to death within the vicinity of their Block D, Warri Barracks apartments.

    Accounts by some Witnesses revealed that that “following an altercation between the duo, Destiny suddenly rushed to his father's apartment upstairs and picked a knife and a dagger, and on coming down, chased Onyebuchi for a few moments across other blocks to the east end of the barracks, till he (Onyebuchi) fell into a gutter.”

    One of the witnesses said “Onyebuchi was stabbed repeatedly at the back and deep into his chest by the Inspector's son.

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    “All these was witnessed by residents of the barracks, including the mother of the alleged suspect and his siblings,” the witness said.

    Val9ja News also gathered that the victim was consequently rushed to a nearby private hospital by members of his family but was pronounced dead shortly after admission, having lost too much blood due to the veracity of the deep cuts.

    Sources said that the mother of the suspected murderer, on seen the gravity of her son's action, “instantly rushed back to their apartment inside the barracks, packed all her children, including the suspect, and absconded from the barracks till this moment”, while their whereabouts are still unknown as of the time of filing this report.

    This led to the detention of the suspects' father, Inspector Ogbantu, who has been “arrested as proxy for his son's action” and is currently in police custody.

    Meanwhile, Delta State chapter of the Nigerian Civil Rights Council has intervened in the matter, urging the Nigeria Police Force not to sweep the matter under the carpet.

    A unit Coordinator of the group, Comrade Ojumude Bishop, on Monday led a protest with some members, including the unit Secretary, Comrade James Udume, to the Area Commander of the Warri Area Police Command, demanding that justice should prevail for the slain young man.

    They equally demanded that the father of the suspect, Inspector Ogbantu, should be compelled to make available his son to face the law without trying to arm-twist facts.


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