TRADER KILLS CUSTOMER DURING PRICE NEGOTIATION

Yaya

Photo credit: PUNCH

Wonders will never stop ceasing!

These days, a lot of traders sell their wares with loads of anger and frustration inside of them…

According to PUNCH, a trader, Mr. Lawrence Ikonne, 26, who hails from the Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State has been arrested for allegedly killing a buyer, Isa Yaya, 22, because the deceased haggled over the price of a commodity.

Ikonne had gone to Alaba market on the morning of Friday, October 10, where he first met Yaya, who had gone to Ikonne’s apartment to buy a fairly used air conditioner. Yaya, it was said, usually bought and re-sold condemned iron and electrical materials.

Ikonne had also reportedly invited the deceased to his house to buy his second-hand air conditioner.

When they got to the house, it was said that the two of them went inside a room to bring out the commodity, and they started haggling over the price.

It was gathered that Yaya insisted on buying the air conditioner below N5, 000- a price which did not go down well with Ikonne.

As the haggling continued, a fight was said to have ensued between the two which turned violent during which Ikonne allegedly hit Yaya with a plank in the belly.

The suspect explained that,

“As we continued, he said he would pay less than N5, 000. I replied that he should assist me to return it to where we took it from, but he refused. In the process, we started fighting. He even asked me to pay him for helping me bring it out. I was mad, and I hit his belly with a plank.

“When I realised he had fainted, I tied him with a rope and dragged him into a corner. I also fled the house.”

Our correspondent gathered that it was one of Ikonne’s co-tenants who noticed Yaya’s corpse where he was tied up.

He then raised the alarm, and reported the case to the Okokomaiko police station. The policemen later came to arrest Ikonne.

*This is arrant nonsense! This so-called guy, Ikonne, had the intent of killing this guy…forget! Probably wanted to use him for money tinz! The police should investigate the matter well well O!*

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