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Tout stabs tricycle rider over N200

Ifeanyi Ali

One Ifeanyi Ali has been arrested for the murder of 24-year-old Chigozie Alo, a tricycle rider after he refused to give the tout N200 in Awada, Anambra State.

Punchng reports that the suspect had hitched a ride with Alo and upon arrival at his destination, demanded that Alo give him N200 to buy a local gin at a drinking joint in the area.
The deceased who was an indigene of Izza, Ebonyi State, reportedly explained to Ali that he did not have money on him as he just began work for the day.

He went on to ask the suspect to buy the drink on credit, with the promise of payment later in the day.
Alo was reportedly in the process of running off when Ali allegedly stabbed him with a broken bottle from behind and fled the scene. The young man reportedly bled to death.
According to the reports, the case was reported at the Okpoko Police Division after, which the suspect was arrested.
After being informed of their son's death, Alo's parents revealed that he had been planning to get married later this year.
“He was our only hope. He had finished his secondary school education and was struggling to raise funds to further his education.
"Ali is a notorious criminal in this community; we want justice,” the parents lamented.
The Chairman, Human Rights Defenders, Nigeria, Mr Dede Uzor, accused the Okpoko Police Division of dragging their feet on the case, urging the state Commissioner of Police to intervene in the situation.


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