Two Abia cart pushers fight to death over N200

Two Abia cart pushers fight to death over N200
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A brawl between two cart pushers, has led to their death in Aba, Abia State on Tuesday.

Confirming the deaths on Wednesday, the Police Command in the state said that the altercation which degenerated into a fight resulted in the death of one of the combatants.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, told reporters that following the death of one of the fighters, a mob linched the other person.

He said the police had taken the bodies of the dead cart pushers to the mortuary as he warned citizens of jungle justice.

An eye-witness told newsmen that the fight began TUesday morning over whocart should carry some goods purchased by a trader at the Cemetery Market.

He said the cart pushers used dangerous weapons on each other over N200 to be received.

He said that as the fight raged, people intervened, but the men refused to heed the pleas of the owner of the goods and other people to settle the matter.

The witness said that one of the cart pushers stabbed the other in the abdomen, neck and other parts of his body which resulted in the death of the man.

According to him, noticing that the other cart pusher had died, the assailant made to run away, but a mob descended on him and killed him on the spot.


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