A student of Imo State University, Owerri simply identified as Esther has been murdered by fleeing armed Robbers.
The deceased who was a point of sale, POS operator was stabbed by robbers on Friday in front of Ogidi hostel after she accosted while going home.
Punch reports that the criminals who operated on a motorcycle confronted the girl while she was going home and attempted to dispossess her but she refused. They stabbed her and took her belongings and fled.
“Students within the area rushed her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. She bled to death as the cut was deep. This is unfortunate. This was a girl who her neighbours saw while she closed for the day and was heading home. They apparently were monitoring her movement. She was pronounced dead at Imo Specialist Hospital at Umuguma. This is saddening.”
The situation led to a pandemonium Saturday morning as students who got wind of the development, attacked motor cycle operators plying the area.
An eye witness said that incident of stealing money from PoS operators had increased in the area in recent times.
A member of the Students Alliance, a body that takes care of the welfare of students in the area, speaking anonymously, said that hoodlums had changed their pattern of robbing PoS operators.
He said, ” Their recent plan is that some one, probably, one of them will deposit large sum. Ten minutes later, they will strike since the know that the money will still be with the operator.
He added that they usually do such huge lodgment between 6 pm to 8 pm.
As at the time of writing, a detachment of police have been deployed to restore calm.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Michael Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquary concerning the incident.