A Boxer, Scott Eguabor, has allegedly punched his brother-in-law, identified as Sunday Okoro to death, while trying to resolve the marital crisis between his immediate younger sister and her husband in Benin City, Edo State.
According to Nigeria Tribune, multiple sources said the tragic incident occurred March 19, at Erie Street, off Sokponba Road, Benin City, one week after the boxer allegedly assaulted a Pastor following a disagreement over security levy.
It was gathered that Eguabor allegedly fled his home after committing the crime, barely one month after the victim’s wife put to bed.
The suspect is a coach in charge of Boxing in Edo State Ministry of Sports Council and Head of the State Security Network in Erie and its environs while the wife is a renowned Judoka in the same Sports Ministry.
Okoro, a father of three children, was said to have responded to an invitation by his younger sister to settle a quarrel in his in-law’s house where Eguabor, allegedly inflicted severe injuries on Okoro’s eyes and nose.
Nigerian Tribune reported that an eyewitness, Osahon Okoro-Obaraye, said that Sunday, wept bitterly over the attack before he proceeded to Esigie Police Division where he formally made the complaint and was advised by a policeman on duty to go and treat the injury.
The eyewitness added that in the heat of his ordeal, Sunday who is believed to be in his early 30’s, and bleeding severely trekked to meet his in-law’s house in First Erie Lane and demanded the whereabouts of Boxer, without the presence of the police who did not follow the injured victim to the scene of the crime.
He explained that suddenly, Sunday who could barely mutter, allegedly slumped and gave up the ghost and upon sensing danger, the alleged murderer fled immediately.
Okoro-Obaraye recalled how Eguabor bracingly had terrorised residents of Erie and its environs with firearms under the toga of Edo State Vigilante Network, Aruosa Command near Igbesamwan street junction.
Distraught Okoro-Obaraye also revealed that he took Sunday in his vehicle to different hospitals in Benin after he (Sunday) fell for urgent medical attention, but was later doctors confirmed dead by the doctors.
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