Ifeanyi Ali: Man Stabs Couple’s 24-Year-Old Son To Death Over N200 In Anambra State
Man Stabs Couple’s 24-Year-Old Son To Death Over N200 In Anambra State
A couple have lost their only child and breadwinner Chigozie Alo, 24, after he was stabbed to death by a thug in Awada , Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. It’s understood the suspect, Ifeanyi Ali, stabbed the victim who is a tricycle rider, to death after he had hitched a ride with him.
On getting to his destination, the suspect then demanded N200 from the victim to buy a local gin at a drinking joint in the area. However, he was told by the victim that he did not have money on him as he had just started work for the day. Alo then asked the suspect to buy the drink on credit promising to pay the seller later in the day. It was when the victim wanted to zoom off that Ali reportedly stabbed him with a broken bottle from behind and fled the scene. It’s gathered the 24-year-old bled to death. The incident was reported at the Okpoko Police Division and Ifeanyi Ali was arrested.
According to Punch, Alo’s parents disclosed that the victim was planning to get married later this year before the incident happened. The 58-year-old father, Jacob, said:
“On May 13 , 2018 , he carried Ali to where he was going . When he got to where he was going , he asked my son to give him money to buy a drink at a joint. Chigozie told him he did not have money and promised to meet him at the bar to pay for the drink.
“But the man seized his tricycle key ; held him from the back and stabbed him with a broken bottle. That was how he killed our only child . He was our only hope . We wanted to get him a wife this year . It was very painful.
“He had finished his secondary school education and was struggling to raise funds to further his education. Ali is a notorious criminal in this community ; we want justice .”
The victim’s mother who was in tears, lamented that her decades of labour had ended in futility. She said:
“Even in death, the killer of my son must marry a wife to him, organise a proper burial for him and cater to the wife.”
The deceased’s uncle, Ndubuisi Igwe, said no amount of punishment meted out to the suspect could compensate for “the huge loss.” He said:
“Chigozie died before people could rush him to a hospital. The police are not handling the matter properly.”
Another member of the family who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that Ali had been nursing a grudge against the victim since he (Chigozie) had warned him a few weeks ago to desist from criminal acts. He said:
“Ali had been engaging in criminal activities such as stealing and Chigozie warned him recently that such acts may mar his life if he did not desist.
“I learnt that he was arrested by policemen from the Okpoko division for an offence but was later released . He then went to attack and kill Chigozie .”
The Okpoko Police Division have been accused of foot-dragging by the Chairman , Human Rights Defenders, Nigeria, Mr. Dede Uzor. He urged the Commissioner of Police to intervene while demanding that the case be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Awka, for discreet investigation. He said:
“HRDN has been alerted by the family of the deceased to the despicable and gruesome murder of their only son , Chigozie Alo . The ugly incident took place on May 13 , 2018 , about 2 pm .
“We have been told by the deceased’ s family that police at Okpoko have engaged in ‘come -today- come-tomorrow strategy’ ostensibly to release the suspect on bail .
“We call on Anambra State Commissioner of Police to order the immediate transfer of the case file with the suspect to Awka for proper and unbiased prosecution to be handled by the DCP , SCIID .
“We also want the police to investigate the circumstances leading to his earlier release from the custody of Special Anti -Robbery Squad in Okpoko . We believe that our request will be judiciously looked into with the hope of bringing the suspect to justice .”
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