A man, identified as Chimezie Dike, was on Saturday stabbed to death during a fight with one Henry Ekeozor over the pasting of campaign posters on the wall of a building.
The incident was said to have happened around 8.20pm at 40B Azikiwe Street, Mile 2, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The deceased, according to sources, was not a member of the All Progressives Congress, but was contracted to paste the campaign posters of a House of Representatives candidate of the party in the area, Collyns Owondah.
It was gathered that Mr Ekeozor and his mother, Ifeoma, a women leader of the APC in the area, had expressed dissatisfaction over the pasting of campaign posters of the House of Representatives candidate on the wall of their residence.
The disapproval by the duo reportedly caused a fierce argument with Mr Dike, a development that degenerated into a fight before the victim was stabbed in the chest.
A source said Dike bled to death before he was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors.
The source, who identified himself as Dengi, said, “The woman (Ifeoma Ekeozor) is a woman leader in the APC, while the man, whose campaign posters were being posted, is also of the same political party, but they belong to different factions of the party.”
Another eyewitness, who preferred not to be mentioned, alleged that a dagger belonging to Henry’s brother, who is a soldier, was used to stab Dike in the chest.
Rivers police spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, has confirmed the incident.
“I am aware of the incident that someone was stabbed to death at the Diobu area. But I have not been fully briefed by the Divisional Police Officer of that area,” Mr Omoni said