Man Stabbed To Death After Winning Lottery

A 35-year-old man met his untimely death when his was stabbed in the Festac town area of Lagos state, report says.

Punch reported that the man, Ejike Onyejekwe, a resident of 21 Road, K Close, Festac was killed by yet to be identified person(s) after winning a lot of money in a lottery.

To celebrate his winning Onyejekwe through a party for his friends on Thursday and Friday.

 According to a friend, the deceased was arguing with an unidentified person over the phone, and said he was going to see the person. He never returned.

A source said, “The man won a lot of money in a lottery and from last Thursday to Friday, he was asking his friends to drink at his expense.

“He was called on the phone that Friday evening and he went to meet a man. I suspect that a gang stabbed him and used an object to hit him in the head. There were bruises on his knees and it appeared they dragged him on the floor as well.

“When the police were removing his corpse, blood was dripping from his mouth and nostrils. He was murdered in cold blood.”

A resident of the estate said Onyejekwe’s corpse was found on the roadside with multiple stab wounds.

He said, “I was sipping tea around 7am when I heard the chairman blowing a whistle. I thought it was strange, but my wife called my attention to the surging crowd on the estate.

“I went downstairs and saw the corpse on the road. Like everybody, I was alarmed. We could not tell how the corpse got there or who he was. He had multiple stab injuries in the head. We all resolved that the case should be reported at the FESTAC Police Station.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident saying two suspects have already been apprehended and the matter has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

She said, “The chairman of one of the estates reported that at about 7am, he woke up and saw the victim lying lifeless with injuries on his head and body. The corpse was deposited at the Isolo General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. Two suspects, Suleiman Ahmed and Ibrahim Yusuf, were arrested and the case transferred to the SCIID for further investigation.”

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