27-year-old man identified as Prince Mieyebi has been stabbed to death by three armed men in Warri, Delta State, after he reportedly won N15 million in a betting game.
It was learnt that the man was killed while he was closing the shop of his Aunt at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government Area of the State on November 27.
It was learnt that the murderers fled with the deceased’s mobile phone after they stabbed him on various parts of his body.
He died before he was rushed to a near-by hospital.
Confirming the incident, An uncle to the deceased, Mr. Thomas Ogisi, claimed that the deceased had played the betting game a week before he was killed, with all his predictions going through to the sum of N15 million.
It isnt clear if he was killed due to the reported N15 million win, because his account could not be accessed since the assailants made away with his phone. “The boy stays with my elder sister. On that fateful day, they were in Ogbe-Ijoh market and were preparing to close when suddenly three boys blocked him in the shop and they stabbed him. The incident happened around 6pm on Friday. After stabbing him, they collected only his phone and left. Before he was rushed to the hospital, he was already dead,” Mr Ogisi told newsmen.
“The information we are hearing from his friends indicate that he was killed because he won N15 million from a betting game. He was expecting the money to be paid to him on Wednesday before he was stabbed to death on Monday. Some of his friends were aware of the money,”
“We are demanding for justice for the gruesome killing of our son. We want thorough investigation by the police. We are not also happy with the level of security at the market.” he added.