According to multiple reports, there is chaos in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra state after a main was killed earlier today around Main Market axis. According to information gathered by National Helm, the deceased was said to be a married business who was allegedly stabbed to death by a group of thugs and cultists while trying to extort a motorcyclist also known as Okada rider.
The man was reported to have defended the Okada rider as the Ikanga group of touts along with their chairman were trying to extort money from him.
The man threatened to lock the touts up in prison as he came to the rescue of the Okada man.
The hoodlums got angry and pounced on him – beaten him mercilessly. They stabbed him with bottles, knives and the weapons they could lay their hands on and left him to die in the pool of his blood.
This sparked outrage among the business community as traders shut all shops in the country’s largest market to protest the death.