Thursday, December 19, 2013

Food seller stabs boy to death over N100 debt

Relatives of the victim taking him away

There was pandemonium on Wednesday at Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja, after a food seller stabbed a boy to death over N100 debt.

The incident led to the burning of a BMW car and it took the efforts of policemen and soldiers guarding the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the area.

Trouble started when the woman, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, allegedly accosted the boy, simply identified as Nuhu over the debt. An argument was said to have ensued and the woman, in a fit of anger, stabbed the boy in the stomach with a knife.

The deceased was later taken away to an unknown destination by his friends.

An eyewitness, who identified himself as Abubakar, told PUNCH Metro that Nuhu shouted after being stabbed, slumped and was later reported dead. He said the victim's friends and other artisans moved to attack the woman. However, a man in the area rescued her.

Abubakar said, "The man prevented the boys from attacking the woman by taking her away to safety. The mob then destroyed the table and benches being used by the woman to sell food and placed it on top of the car which belonged to the man before setting it ablaze.

"By the time the police and fire fighters came, it was too late to save the car."

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