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Mentally-ill man stabs youth to death in Delta

A mentally-ill man identified as Wisdom Solomon is currently on the run after stabbing a 20-year-old man to death in Asaba, the state capital of Delta State.

Solomon was said to have attacked the victim, Chukwunonso Odo, on Tuesday on Nnebisi Road by Umuagu Quarters.

According to The PUNCH, the suspect had a fight with his father, who sustained injuries and declared him wanted after he fled the house.

“So, the father placed a N20,000 bounty on him for anybody who would catch him.

“Immediately, people went after him, including Chukwunonso. The victim caught him. Unknown to Chukwunonso, the suspect had a knife with him and he was stabbed,” the source said.

Another resident said, “I quickly rushed to the scene and saw Chukwunonso on the ground in a pool of blood; we carried him inside a tricycle to a hospital.

“On arrival at the hospital, the doctor confirmed him dead and he was moved to a mortuary.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the killing, adding that the suspect could not be arrested.

He said, “The suspect is mentally ill. How can we arrest a mad man? He ran away after stabbing the victim.”

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