Police launch manhunt for soldier who allegedly stabbed trader to death in Ondo

The Ondo state police command has launched a manhunt for a soldier who allegedly stabbed a trader to death.


Spokesperson for the state’s police command, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya said the police is holding talks with military authorities with a view to identify the soldier. 


Omisanya said the 27-year-old trader, Ezeani Ebuka, was stabbed on Saturday, March 30, during a fracas. The incident reportedly occurred after a soldier mobilised his colleagues to forcefully get refund of the money he paid to the deceased for an unsatisfactory service, leading to an argument between them.


Ebuka’s colleagues who had shops at the Arakale area of Akure staged a protest demanding justice.


The incident led to a protest as the other traders in the market barricaded the Arakale Road, preventing vehicular movements.
It took the intervention of policemen to clear the road.


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