The Ekiti State Police Command has described the killing of an operative of the Department of State Services by three soldiers as mindless and unfortunate.
Confirming the murder on Saturday, State Police Spokesman, Sunday Abutu said that an investigation has commenced into the murder.
The Nation reported that the deceased was killed on Friday evening after an argument broke between himself and his assailants at a hotel located along NTA road in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
While Abutu noted that the body of the DSS official’s has been deposited in the morgue, an eyewitness said that the DSS operatives was stabbed in the neck and bled to death.
He revealed that the soldiers and the DSS staff engaged in an argument over the arrest of an unidentified young man suspected to be an internet fraudster at the hostel.
“As the soldiers who were inside the hotel had stopped the young man they suspected to be a ‘yahoo boy’ and interrogating him, the young man saw the DSS operative on a bike and beckoned on him for rescue.
“When the DSS got to the soldiers, a hot argument ensued between them and one of the soldiers became so angry that he drew out a knife and stabbed DSS operatives in the neck.
“The DSS man fell immediately and started bleeding. The people inside the hotel drinking had to run for their lives, in fact, they hurriedly fled the scene to prevent being arrested,” he said.
According to the source, the soldiers were apprehended by six gun-wielding DSS operatives who stormed the scene of the incident minutes after.
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