Man Stabbed To Death In Rivers For Pasting Campaign Posters

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A young man in his late 20 s , identified as Chimezie Dike , was on Saturday stabbed to death during a fight with one Henry Ekeozor over the pasting of campaign posters on the wall of a building .

The incident was said to have happened around 8 .20 pm at 40 B Azikiwe Street, Mile 2 , Diobu , Port Harcourt , Rivers State.

The deceased , according to sources , was not a member of the All Progressives Congress , but was contracted to paste the campaign posters of Collyns Owondah, a House of Representatives candidate of the party in the area .

It was gathered that Henry and his mother , Ifeoma Ekeozor, a woman leader of the APC in the area, had expressed dissatisfaction over the pasting of campaign posters of the House of Representatives candidate on the wall of their residence .

The disapproval by the duo reportedly caused a fierce argument with Dike , a development that degenerated into a fight before the victim was stabbed in the chest.

A source said Dike bled to death before he was rushed to a nearby hospital , where he was confirmed dead by doctors.

The source , who identified himself as Dengi , said , “ The woman ( Ifeoma Ekeozor ) is a woman leader in the APC , while the man , whose campaign posters were being posted , is also of the same political party , but they belong to different factions of the party .

“ The young man pasting the campaign poster was Chimezie Dike from the Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State. The boy came to the street to paste the posters of a politician running for an election .

“ In the process , the son of the woman leader began to quarrel with him and within a short time , the son of the woman stabbed Chimezie . He ( Chimezie) died before he got to the hospital .”

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