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Police Arrest IMSU Student for Fatally Stabbing FUTO Student To Death

Police Arrest IMSU Student for Fatally Stabbing FUTO Student To Death

A tragic incident unfolded in Imo State as authorities arrested Francis Marvellous, a 21-year-old 300-level student at Imo State University (IMSU), for allegedly stabbing Chinagorom Marvellous Kingsley, a 22-year-old final year student at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), to death.

The arrest followed a swift response to a distress call from FUTO’s Chief Security Officer, retired DSP Patrick Egwu, who reported the incident. Police officers on convoy patrol swiftly apprehended Francis Marvellous at the scene, where he was almost attacked by an angry mob.

The CP said,” The body of the victim was recovered and rushed to Federal Medical Center, Owerri where he was confirmed dead and deposited at the mortuary.

“On interrogation the suspect confessed to the crime, admitting that he had a heated argument with personnel of the University’s Man O’ War Unit on 29/03/2024 at about 2200hrs during which he brought out a knife he neatly concealed in his trousers and stabbed the victim to death. He mentioned three others who were with him during the fight. They include his brother Francis Promise, Prince and a man popularly known as Soji.

“Efforts are on top gear to arrest the suspects at large and ascertain their involvement in the case. The suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID.

“The Command, therefore, is using this medium to dispel the false narratives making the rounds on social media that the victim was stabbed to death by Hausa Fulani/Northern, warning that the misinformation is the handiwork of mischief makers who want to provoke unnecessary intertribal conflict between the good people of Imo State and the Northerners residing in the State.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department to take charge of the case and ensure that the suspects involved in this case and purveyors of fake news are arrested made to face the full wrath of the law.

“Meanwhile, an eyewitness told our correspondent that another student whose identity was yet to be ascertained died in the incident.

“Policemen came and were throwing teargas canisters and students started running and jumping down from their hostels. Unfortunately an asthmatic student died. Another student broke her hand leg and was rushed to Federal Medical Centre in Owerri. Others also sustained injuries, ” he said.

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