There’s outrage in Agbado, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria after a power-drunk soldier, Abiola Odedeji, Stabbed an Okada rider.
The killer soldier allegedly stabbed the victim, Niyi James, aka Emi-Ero, in different parts of the body leading to his death.
According to Punch, trouble began after the soldier, along with his colleague, visited his girlfriend, Amada David, at Agbado Junction last Thursday.
He was said to have stopped Niyi, who shuttled between the junction and Agbado Crossing, to take his colleague to Ijaiye, Lagos State, as he and his girlfriend were about to go on a cruise on his power bike.
The 36-year-old Okada rider declined on the grounds that he did not have a ticket to operate in the Ijaiye area, causing the soldier to erupt in anger, an eyewitness said.
“The soldier (Odedeji) was angry that the okada rider said no to a military man and started flogging him with a horsewhip. Suddenly, he brought out a long knife and stabbed the man on the thigh,” the witness identified simply as Akinjobi, said.
“He also stabbed him on the waist and stomach. He was so confident that he rubbed off the bloodstains on the knife on the man’s head. He boasted that he had killed many people. He and his colleague escaped on the power bike, while the lady took another motorcycle. We quickly alerted the police.”
A team of policemen, led by the Agbado Divisional Police Officer, CSP Sunday Omonijo, immediately went after the suspects and arrested them.
“He (the soldier) is part of the troops deployed in Borno State to fight Boko Haram,” a source said.
“His colleague is serving in Bauchi State. They are both from Osun State. The okada rider died at the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital.”
Niyi’s family has called for justice as he was said to be their breadwinner.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying the suspects would be charged to court after investigations had been concluded.