27-year-old suspected murderer simply identified as Amadi, who ran away from home after he stabbed someone to death during a fight on December 19th 2016 at Aker Base water-front in Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, says his recent arrest by the police was because of his dressing mode.
Amadi who ran away from his home after committing the crime, was arrested by some policemen during an inspection on Monday, August 21st. In an interview with The Sun, Amadi said he was inside a keke when some policemen stopped them to conduct a search on all the passengers.
“I was arrested on Monday, August 21st along Nkpordiagha road, by policemen when I wanted to cross water to Port Harcourt City. Policemen were searching Keke Napep (tricycle) passengers passing the road. They did not see anything with me but because of the way I dressed. Police arrested me because I was wearing an earring and head-warmer. One of the policemen said I looked suspicious and arrested me. I did not drag with them.”
He was taken to the police station where he confessed to having stabbed someone to death.
Amadi recalled the incident that led to him stabbing the deceased. According to him, he was part of a group of boys from his community that collects some levy from those involved in oil bunkering in his community. He said the refusal of the boy to pay his levy led to an argument which degenerated into a fight.
“When we got there (waterfront), we asked the boys doing business there the owner of the product. The boys did not respond. We asked them again, but none of them answered us. What we normally do under that situation is to push one of the drums of the product out to recover our money. My fellow community boys were the ones doing this thing with the owners of the product because I was on call all this while. Later, a fight ensued and I rushed to them. I didn’t know I was also a target. Our opponents were over 20, while we were only seven. They stabbed me and one of my boys. I retaliated. When the pressure became much, we escaped to treat ourselves. Unfortunately, the boy didn’t make it. I was the only one our opponents knew very well. So, they took the corpse to our house. My sister went and reported the matter to Police. At that point, I left home,” he saidGet more stories like this on Twitter & Facebook