Sad: 35-Year Old Man Brutally Murdered Few Days After Winning Huge LotteryA 35-year old Festac town resident, Ejike Onyejekwe, has reportedly been stabbed to death a few days after winning a huge sum in a lottery.
The Punch reports that, the victim had just celebrated his winnings by throwing a 2-day bash for his friends. witnesses said they heard him arguing over the phone with an unknown person after which he told friends that he was going to see a man.
That was the last they heard of him, until the following morning when his corpse was found on the street of one of the nearby estates.
“I was sipping tea around 7am when I heard the chairman blowing a whistle. I thought it was strange, but my wife called my attention to the surging crowd on the estate,” said a source.
“I went downstairs and saw the corpse on the road. Like everybody, I was alarmed. We could not tell how the corpse got there or who he was. He had multiple stab injuries in the head. We all resolved that the case should be reported at the FESTAC Police Station.”
Onyejekwe was identified by his friends. The police arrived the estate and arrested the chairman and the secretary. They were released much later.
“I suspect that a gang stabbed him and used an object to hit him in the head. There were bruises on his knees and it appeared they dragged him on the floor as well. When the police were removing his corpse, blood was dripping from his mouth and nostrils. He was murdered in cold blood,” another source continued.
“I can’t say why he was killed. Nobody knows. He just returned from a visit to the village,” he added.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said:
“The chairman of one of the estates reported that at about 7am, he woke up and saw the victim lying lifeless with injuries on his head and body. The corpse was deposited at the Isolo General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. Two suspects, Suleiman Ahmed and Ibrahim Yusuf, were arrested and the case transferred to the SCIID for further investigation.”