Update: 20-year-old man arrested for stabbing his cousin to death in Rivers
A 20-year-old man, Promise Gabriel has been arrested for stabbing his cousin, Kopapa Neete, to death in Duburo community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Gabriel stabbed the victim, who was in his early 40’s, to death on Sunday during an argument over roofing sheets.
Chairman of the Community Development Committee (CDC) of the community, Mr Vincent Gbosi, who confirmed the incident said Neete had bought some roofing sheets to fix his house, which were allegedly stolen by his cousin.
Gbosi explained that Gabriel tampered with the zinc by removing some of them after Netee had left the house.
“Neete on arrival, noticed that some of his roofing sheets were missing, he got angry and started accusing his younger cousin, Gabriel of stealing his hard-earned savings. But, he in return stabbed Neete and he died instantly.” Gbosi said.
The suspect was said to have fled the community after committing the crime.
The Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency, confirmed the latest development, stating that the suspect and members of his gang were arrested in collaboration with Duburo Community youths on Monday night, October 18.