CITY NEWS Man stabbed to death over N50 bet Gwag­wal­ada NULGE wants 2015 staff promotion im­ple­mented

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Ibra­heem Hamza Muham­mad By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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.

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