36-years –old Jonah Onwuchekwa was stabbed to death Thursday by a waste disposal officer with Rivers State Sanitation Authority after a minor argument over N200.

The late Jonah was said to have left his house to dump his waste at the waste dumping site located at Mgboshimini Community, Mile 4 axis of Port Harcourt when the argument broke out between him and the waste disposal who got angry and stabbed him to death.

An eyewitness Chijoke Nna said the deceased was sent to early grave because he refused to pay N200 to dumped his waste

Nna said: “The late Jonah did not quarrel with anybody when he got to the waste dumping site, the only problem he had with the man was because he refused to pay the N200 the man demanded from him.

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“The man demanded for N200 from Jonah before he could dump his waste but Jonah told him that he had already paid before he could realise it the man picked a bottle from the waste and stabbed him to death.

He said while they are trying to rescue Jonah from his pool of blood the culprit immediately flees to unknown destination.

The younger brother of the deceased yesterday Mr. Lubechi Owuchekwa said the suspect was later arrested and handed over to the police.

He said: “They have arrested the man who stabbed by brother to death and he is presently at the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) but one thing is that we don’t have money to do case, all we want now is how to bury our brother whose remains has been deposited at the mortuary .”

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Effort to reach the Rivers State Police Public Relationship officer Mr. Ahmad Mohammad over the issue proves abortive as he could not to pick his calls before the press time.


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