CITY NEWS Man stabbed to death over N50 bet Gwagwalada NULGE wants 2015 staff promotion implemented
Aman has allegedly been stabbed in a fight over a N150 bet placed on a football match in Kuchigoro, Abuja.
The incident happened in the urban slum at about 9:00a.m. on Sunday.
City News learnt that the deceased, identified only as Mubarak, had placed a bet of N150 but paid only N100 and left with the ticket without paying the balance despite the insistence of the betting house’s clerk.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said when the matches ended, Mubarak’s prediction was right and he went to the betting house to claim his stake.
“The clerk told Mubarak that he must pay the N50 balance from his stake, but Mubarak refused.
“This led to a fight during which Mubarak hit the clerk, who vowed to take revenge,” the resident said.
“So when Mubarak returned to the betting house, the clerk stabbed him several times with a knife,” the source said, adding that Mubarak died on the way to the hospital where he was referred to by the primary healthcare centre in the community.
The chief of Kuchigoro, Chief Ibrahim Wambi, lamented the arbitrary use of weapons by youths.
The Wuye Divisional Police Officer, CSP Salome Hardy-Jimes confirmed the incident to City News. She said investigation was ongoing. The chairman of Gwagwalada branch of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Yishuwa Esha, has appealed to the council authorities to intensity effort in implementing their 2015 promotions.
Esha said this when he led other executives of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on a call courtesy call to the council chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, in his office yesterday.
He said there was need for the implementation of the 2015 promotions of both the council staff and teachers as that would enhance better discharge of the workers’ duties.
Responding, the council chairman, represented by his vice, Alhaji Kasimu Mohammed, said since the inception of the present administration, staff and teachers’ welfare and other benefits have always being its priority.
He assured on conveying their request to the chairman, while expressing confidence that the council would consider it.