Johnpaul Etugha, Blessing Ndubueze
A footballer, Johnpaul Etugha, 37, has misplaced his life after he was stabbed to demise by a 15- year- outdated boy recognized as Blessing Ndubueze throughout a soccer match in Imo State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Ntu Main College playground in Ngor Okpala Native Authorities Space of the state on Tuesday, October 13.
Based on an eyewitness, the sufferer, who was on the reserve bench, requested the suspect to cease encroaching onto the pitch however he defied Etugha.
Infuriated, the deceased stood from the bench and reprimanded however he endured on encroaching the pitch.
Etugha was mentioned to have taken a stick and hit with it. In retaliation, the suspect reportedly took a knife and stabbed the footballer in his chest . He died on the spot.
“There may be concern in our neighborhood. That is unbelievable. The boy used a knife to stab Johnpaul Etugha to demise after he (Etugha ) used a stick towards him.” the witness mentioned.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, mentioned the suspect was arrested by operatives from the Ngor Okpala Police Station and he had been transferred to the murder part on the command headquarters in Owerri.
Ikeokwu added that the state Commissioner of Police had ordered a complete investigation into the incident.
In the meantime, pals have taken to Fb to mourn the deceased fondly referred to as JP. One Oscar Nwa-Agwulonu, wrote:
“Oh JP, I do know you by no means selected to go this fashion. Ogbonde is pained with this unhappy information of your demise. Justice have to be performed now the idiot that perpetrated your demise is caught”
Commenting on a number of the posts, members of the neighborhood claimed that the suspect was infamous and had beforehand stabbed two different individuals.
“This fool haved stabbed any individual from Umugba, Ntu, Elelem and now Umuogbo. He should absolutely die by hanging.” mentioned one Andy.
Eke Miriam wrote: “Very heartless boy, he’s good at stabbing harmless souls within the title of cultism.”