A young man has been stabbed to death by three friends due to a disagreement over a girlfriend at Eku in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.In a tragic incident which occurred on Sunday morning at a popular bar, Blue Sea Restaurant & Bar in Eku near Delta State University Abraka, a 25-year-old man, Matthew Iyede,
was stabbed to death by three of his friends due to a disagreement over a ‘girlfriend’ Disclosing the incident to Southern City News, eyewitnesses revealed that the victim died as a result of the injuries he sustained on his chest after he was stabbed several times.
Punch Metro reported that the late Matthew was ambushed by armed youths alleged to have been led by one Ese Uku who have reportedly warned the victim to stay away from the woman, who was identified to be the person Matthew had been dating.
The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, confirmed the attack and claimed that his brother was killed over a woman he (Matthew) had been dating. “I don’treside in Eku. He was stabbed at a plaza close to Eku Town Hall.
He was stabbed over a ‘girl’.Those involved are at large. Names of the suspected murderers have beensubmitted to the police,” he said.
Celestina Kalu who is the spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, confirmed the incident saying two of the suspects had been arrested by the police in Abraka.
“The vigilante group in collaboration with the police arrested two suspects in connection with the case. The names of the suspects are Kevwe Edward (21yrs) and Lucky Grant (19yrs).
The suspects will be transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.” She added that the corpse had been deposited at the Eku General Hospital pending further investigation by the police.