22nd June, 2010
Sixteen-year old Felix Mugunshiri of Ungwar Romi, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, has stabbed his 25-year old neighbour, Emmanuel John, to death while fighting for food at a party.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Felix and the late Emmanuel were at a birthday party when the incident happened.
According to some of those who attended the evening party, rice and chicken was served to all those in attendance but the lady serving the food refused to serve Felix food and instead gave food to another boy sitting next to the late Emmanuel.
Felix, it was learnt, became angry that the boy was served food instead of him and slapped him.
The late Emmanuel who was sitting beside the boy felt bad and attacked Felix for slapping the boy, but the enraged teenager, who is well known in the area, reportedly left the party and went to his nearby house where he picked a kitchen knife without anybody suspecting his intention.
He returned to the party and went straight for the late Emmanuel and stabbed him in the neck and private part.
All invited guests were said to have fled the party on seeing blood gushing out of Emmanuel’s neck.
The deceased, P.M.NEWS gathered further, became unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The late Emmanuelâ€™s elder sister, Elizabeth John, confirmed the death and described Felix as a notorious boy.
”Everyone in Ungwar Romi knows him as a criminal. I want the police to arrest and prosecute him for murder,â€ she stated.
P.M.NEWS investigations revealed further that three days after the incident, the police, with the assistance of some boys, arrested the culprit at his hideout and took him to the police station for interrogation.
The Sabon Tasha Police Divisional Officer, Vincent Chukwu, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspect confessed committing the crime.
He reportedly blamed his action on â€œuncontrollable anger.â€
The suspect, it was gathered, has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation.
â€” Femi Adi / Kaduna