A twenty-five year-old man, Matthew Iyede, has been stabbed to death by
three friends due to a disagreement over a ‘girlfriend’ at Eku, Ethiope
East Local Government Area of Delta State.
PUNCH reports that the incident occurred on Sunday morning at a popular
bar, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, in Eku near Delta State University
The victim died as a result of the injuries he sustained on his chest after he was stabbed several times.
Late Matthew Iyede was ambushed by armed youths alleged to have been led
by one Ese Uku. Uku was alleged to have warned the victim to stay away
from the woman, who was identified to be the
person Matthew had been dating.
The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, confirmed the attack to Southern
City News on the phone, claiming that his brother was killed over a
woman he (Matthew) had been dating.
“I don’t reside in Eku. He was stabbed at a plaza close to Eku Town
Hall. He was stabbed over a ‘girl’. Those involved are at large. Names
of the suspected murderers have been submitted to the police.”
The spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, Celestina Kalu,
confirmed the incident when contacted, saying two of the suspects had
been arrested by the police in Abraka.
“The vigilante group in collaboration with the police arrested two
suspects in connection with the case. The names of the suspects are
Kevwe Edward (21yrs) and Lucky Grant (19yrs). The suspects will be
transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent
She added that the corpse had been deposited at the Eku General Hospital pending further investigation by the police.