Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Soldier Stabs TV Trader Over Minor Accident, Flees

A soldier, who allegedly stabbed a trader in Oke-Aje Market, Ijebu Ode, over a faulty television, is currently on trial according to Ogun state police command.

According to Punch Metro, the soldier and plain clothes policemen had followed a man who purchased a TC set to the shop he bought it to ask for a refund, while in the process of returning the TV, an argument ensued between the trader and the three men.

The soldier was said to have lost his anger and stabbed the Igbo trader in the stomach before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle.

A man, who identified himself only as Dele, said people caught the policeman and beat him to a pulp.






He said, “On Friday evening, an incident occurred at the electronics section of Oke-Aje Market. A soldier, a policeman in mufti, and a man went to a shop at the market to complain over a poor job execution.

“An argument ensued and in the process, the soldier drew out a sharp knife, stabbed the Igbo man in the stomach and ran away on the motorcycle that brought the three of them. He pointed the knife at the rider that was on standby. Other Igbo men around pursued the policeman in mufti and injured him.”

Deji said both the trader and the policeman were rushed to a hospital, adding that the incident caused confusion in the market before the police came to restore normalcy.

 Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, speaking on the incident denied any policeman was involved, adding that the buyer sustained injuries from the mob.
He said, “There is nowhere a policeman featured in that pandemonium. A man went to buy a television at the market. Probably, it did not work properly when he got home. He returned to the seller, who refused to collect it. He then invited a soldier.

“There was an argument and the soldier stabbed the seller. The army commanding officer and Area Commander in Ijebu Ode moved in immediately to restore normalcy.

“The boy that invited the soldier into the matter has been arrested and he is undergoing interrogation. He will be able to identify the soldier. The seller is in a hospital and he is responding to treatment.”

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