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Soldier Stabs Laspotech Student Over N175,000 Amazon Gift Cards Debt

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An undergraduate of the Lagos State Polytechnic, 27-year-old Abraham Enebeli is now clinging to life after a soldier stabbed him on the neck.

According to Punch Metro, the victim was allegedly stabbed  in the Ijegun area of Lagos on Saturday by a soldier attached to the Ojo Military Cantonment.

It was gathered that the military official, identified as Daniel Martins, allegedly broke a bottle and stabbed Abraham in the neck during an argument between the two.

Abraham’s brother, Paul Enebeli, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said Martins was hired by one Chukwudi.

Paul said, “Trouble started early August when Abraham owed Chukwudi about N150,000.

Abraham said some people defrauded him; but Chukwudi brought six uniformed army officers to our house.

“My brother was beaten up, my mum was injured and they attempted to take one of my brothers away. Some guys intercepted them. They threatened to keep coming back until my brother paid the money.

“There was an agreement among Abraham, my elder brother, the soldiers and Chukwudi that since they injured a lot of people in the process of getting the money back, the money would not be paid back in full. They agreed that my brother would pay N85,000.

“However, one of the soldiers kept harassing my brother. Yesterday (Saturday), the soldier was on a motorcycle with another friend, who knew my brother.

“My brother and that friend greeted each other. The soldier called my brother, but he refused to answer. That got him infuriated. He got off his motorcycle and pushed my brother.

“There was a heated argument between them and the next thing he did was to pick a bottle. He broke it and stabbed my brother in the neck. Immediately, he sped off on the motorcycle.”

When PUNCH Metro contacted Chukwudi, he denied sending the soldier to Abraham, adding that the said money belonged to the military official.

He said;

“I was not around when the incident happened. The money is not mine; it belongs to the soldier.

“I was at home some months ago when the soldier called me that he had some Amazon cards to sell and I told him that I had someone that traded in such things.

“He gave me the cards and I gave them to Abraham’s elder brother, Solomon, to sell. The cards are worth N175,000.

“When Solomon was to pay for the cards, I gave him the account number that he would transfer the money to, but he kept procastinating.

“It got to a point that he stopped taking my calls. He later told me that he would transfer the money to Abraham, who would later transfer it to me.

“After 30 minutes, Abraham called me that he was held by some SARS operatives when he was going to an ATM to withdraw and that they had collected the money from him.

“I was surprised when he said he was going to the ATM to withdraw because what I told them was to transfer the money to my account. There was no agreement between us that they should pay N85,000.

“The soldier was on mufti yesterday (Saturday) and I was told that Abraham talked to him anyhow. He hit the soldier on the chest, which got him pissed off.

“The soldier collected a bottle from someone and Abraham dared him to stab him. I think the soldier felt embarrassed and that was why he stabbed him.”

The Army Public Relations Officer, 81 Division, Lt. Col. Olaolu Daudu, promised to investigate the incident.



  1. Jibowu Idris

    September 3, 2018 at 3:25 AM

    Is he dead or hospitalised

  2. Keep it real

    September 3, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    I think it’s high time the Nigerian government/ the high military personnel to look into the kind of harassment ,embarrassment the Soldiers make the common citizens to go through.. No where in the western world you would know that Soldiers exist or less there’s a WAR! or any serious threat to their citizens.. the stupid soldier stabbing someone can’t even fight the Boko boys.. shame on you idiot! weak soldier, why don’t you fight him with your strength…

  3. uzoma

    September 4, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Our country Nigeria has now became the poster child for everything wrong. When did soldiers become debt collectors? Some highly placed people and some lowly placed now use soldiers to settle scores with their perceived enemies or those who did them wrong. The duty of soldiers is to defend the country from external aggression. That is why we have the police to maintain internal order but the soldiers have usurped that. Nigeria is now doing things upside down. The leadership is clueless and the Nigeria ship is adrift. At the ingoing Africa-Chima economic conference in China, president Buhari went with 4 governors; 4 senators; 9 ministers and ZERO businessman. When Theresa May of Britain visited Nigeria, she came with 29 business executives and most of them were CEOs (from news report) for economic discussion with Nigeria among other things. This is an example of a rudderless country adrift.

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