The Coca-Cola Onitsha market witnessed the gruesome murder of a 22-year old man who was stabbed to death by a security guard. The guard who was monitoring face mask usage in the market allegedly stabbed the deceased, Mr Cletus Chisom to death due to his failure to wear a face mask.
Eye witnesses said Mr Chisom’s mother and sister were at the market to buy some items. The security guard, Mr Ibuchi Nwoji prevented his sister from entering the market because she wasn’t wearing a face mask.
The mother of the deceased intervened and bought a face mask for her daughter after the guard insisted that he will only allow the lady inside if she gets one.
The girl however went home and brought the deceased who is his elder brother. The elder brother entered into an altercation with the guard. Mr Ibuchi then stabbed Cletus in the chest with a knife which he drew.
The private security guard had since been arrested by the State police. According to the Anambra State Police, the case has been transferred to Police CID for further investigation.
“Today (yesterday) at about 8:45 am, Police operatives from Okpoko Division in Onitsha arrested a private security guard attached to Coca-Cola Market, Onitsha, one Ibuchi Nwoju, aged 26 years, of Asa village, Abia State, but resides in Onitsha, Anambra State,” Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Mr Haruna Mohammed said in a statement.
“Suspect allegedly had an altercation with one Cletus Chisom, aged 22 years, of Ekekwe Street, Awada and stabbed him with a knife in his chest.”
“The corpse has been deposited at Toronto Hospital Mortuary, Onitsha for autopsy.”