Blessing Williams, Owerri
A 15-year-old boy identified as Blessing Ndubueze, allegedly stabbed a footballer, Johnpaul Etugha, 37, to death during a football match in Imo State.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday, October 13, at the playground in Ntu Primary School, Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state.
According to an eyewitness, the victim, was on the reserve bench, while he told the suspect to stop encroaching onto the pitch but he defied Etugha.
Angrily, the deceased stood from the bench and reprimanded the teenager but he persisted on encroaching the pitch.
Etugha was said to have taken a stick and hit the teenager with it. In retaliation, the suspect reportedly took a knife and stabbed the footballer in his chest . He died on the spot.
“There is fear in our community. This is unbelievable. The boy used a knife to stab Johnpaul Etugha to death after he (Etugha) used a stick against him.” the witness said.