A recent graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, has been fatally stabbed by an indigene over a 1,000 naira payment misunderstanding.
The deceased, simply identified as Temitayo, was stabbed with scissors in the early hours of Thursday, April 6, around Ebenco filling, opposite Akua junction, Akungba.
Temitayo was rushed to Aduloju Hospital along Iwaro road where he later succumbed to his injuries.
He recently graduated from the department of Physics Electronics and was still in the school waiting to defend his undergraduate project.
The University’s Student Union source told Peoples Gazette that Temitayo had intervened in a naira payment dispute between an “Egbon Adugbo” and a third party, where he promised to settle the bill for the latter.
Temidayo was able to reimburse the perpetrators 3000 naira out of the 4000 naira but was unable to pay the remaining 1,000 naira outstanding which resulted into an argument causing the death of the fresh graduate.
“A guy (the third party) was owing them money,” the source said “and he told them (the perpetrators) that he will help the guy to pay the money to avoid drama. So he paid 3k out of the 4K and couldn’t raise the last 1k. So they started disturbing him and he said they should stop disturbing him that he did not owe them that he only rendered a help and this afternoon(today) a guy came into the villa.”
“As usual they acted as Egbon ADUGBO to collect money. So he said he can’t give them, which led into an argument as if they’d meant to deal with him … and they came from nowhere to stab him after a lot of arguments and they scattered the villa with bottles and spoiled our gate.”
Friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased.