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Soldiers stab DSS operative to death for trying to help a boy they labeled a ‘yahoo boy’

Olubodun Seye, a detective with the Department of the State Security Service (DSS), was on Friday, June 4, stabbed to death by soldiers at a hotel in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

ASP Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesman, who confirmed his death to newsmen on Saturday, June 5, said the detective was murdered during an argument with some soldiers.

“I can confirm we heard that the DSS operative was killed during a hot argument with some soldiers on Friday evening. The deceased corpse has been deposited in the morgue and I can assure you that the perpetrators of the murder have also been arrested,” Abutu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred about 7.30 p.m. at the hotel located along NTA road in Ado Ekiti, where one of the soldiers allegedly stabbed Olubodun on the neck. It was gathered that the incident happened following the arrest of a suspected fraudster in the hostel.

According to a source, “As the soldiers who were inside the hotel stopped the young man they suspected to be a ‘yahoo boy’ and started interrogating him, the young man saw the DSS operative on a bike and beckoned on him to come to his rescue.

When the DSS man got to the soldiers, a hot argument ensued between them and one of the soldiers became so angry that he drew out a knife and stabbed DSS operative in the neck.

The DSS man fell immediately and started bleeding. The people who are inside the hotel drinking began to run for dear lives. In fact they hurriedly fled the scene to prevent being arrested.” 

The source also said that few minutes after the incident some DSS operatives stormed the hotel from nowhere and arrested the soldiers.

Loveth Ogedegbe: Sunday, 6 June 2021 at 6/06/2021 01:03:00 pm


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