A commercial motorcycle operator popularly known as Okada rider has been stabbed to death by a barber over an alleged minor disagreement.
The incident happened on Wednesday evening in Sagbama town in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State
Niger Delta Connect gathered that shortly after the incident, angry youths of the community took the corpse to the police station in Sagbama, before returning to the barber’s shop only to discover to their suprise that a pastor has aided the escape of the suspect.
According to an eyewitness, the angry mob returned to the police station, retrieved the corpse of the Okada rider and deposited it at the doorstep of the pastor.
The State Police Command confirmed the incident in a statement released on Thursday in Yenagoa.
The statement which was signed by the Command’s spokesman, SP Asinim Butswat said: “Detectives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a Barber who stabbed a motorcycle rider to death over a minor misunderstanding in Sagbama Community, Sagbama Local Government Area.
“The unfortunate incident occurred on 06 January, 2022, at about 1400hours, at Sagbama Community. One Lucky Diri ‘m’ 20 years, a Barber, alledgedly Stabbed one Emeka Christian Udo ‘m’ 38 years, a motorcycle rider with a screw driver on his left ribs, over a minor misunderstanding.
“The injured victim was immediately rushed to Sagbama General Hospital, where he died while receiving treatment.The suspect Lucky Diri, has been arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation.
“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo has ordered for discreet Investigation and upon conclusion the case will be charged to court”.