It has been reported that one man named Sunday Michael, stabbed a 45-year-old bricklayer, Avonse Abraham, to death in the Alli Isiba area of Sango-Ota, Ogun State, over a N20,000 debt.
It was said that Abraham was returning from work on Saturday when he was ambushed and got stabbed with a broken bottle, because he owed the suspect’s mother the sum of N50,000 out of which he had paid N30,000.
However, his failure to pay the balance infuriated Sunday, who allegedly stabbed him with a broken bottle.
An eyewitness, told us that the suspect had beaten the deceased with a plank earlier before Saturday’s incident.
The witness said, “The deceased owed the mother of his killer N50,000 and had paid N30,000 out of it when Sunday hit him with a plank for refusing to settle the balance, Sunday was sitting on a fence with a friend called Asa when he sighted the victim on Saturday night and accosted him while holding a bottle and said that the deceased must pay the balance that night, but the man said he had no such money and that he would pay up on Tuesday, but Sunday broke the bottle and stabbed the man in the hand; the victim attempted to run away and Sunday stabbed him again in the upper part of his body.
Another resident known as Kehinde, said the deceased was taken to four hospitals but was rejected, and when he was eventually taken to the General Hospital at Onipanu, he was pronounced dead.
He stated, “The man owed Sunday’s mother N50,000 for a building foundation and he paid N30,000 last week after Sunday threatened to deal with him, but on Saturday, the suspect attacked the man when he was coming back from work and stabbed him.
Thiugh the suspect and his mother were arrested and detained at the Sango Divisional Police Station.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, did not take his calls and had not replied a text message sent to his mobile telephone as of the time of filing this report.