by Akan Ido
A sugarcane seller early yesterday allegedly stabbed his customer, Umaru Abdulrahaman to death in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
A heated argument was said to have ensued between them both after Abdulrahaman bought a stick of sugarcane from the seller.
The victim resided at 10, Kano Street, Wadata area of Makurdi.
According to an eyewitness, “They were actually arguing over the balance (change) that was suppose to be given the the murdered young man. All we heard was a sudden laud scream and the young man fell to the ground.
“When we rushed to the scene we saw blood gushing from chest of the deceased where he was stabbed and we discovered that the young man was dead cold while his attacker immediately fled the scene of the incident leaving his victim in his own pool of blood,” he said.
The senior special assistant to the Benue State Governor on Public Utilities, Gadaffi Asemanya, confirmed saying, “Youths of the various sects mobilized themselves and were about unleashing mayhem in that part of the town when I arrived the area and pleaded with their sense of reasoning and thereafter calmed down frayed nerves before the arrival of security personnel to the scene of the heinous crime.”
When contacted, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Daniel Ezeala confirmed the incident but pointed out that the police was yet to make any arrests.
He noted that the police had taken steps to avert any form of crisis arising from the incident.