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Suspected car snatchers stab man to death in Port Harcourt

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Suspected car snatchers stabbed a car dealer to death along Ordnance Road, Trans-Amadi in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness said that the deceased was driving a Toyota Matrix car when four armed men in a vehicle overtook his vehicle and forced him to a stop.

Alighting from his vehicle, the attackers asked the deceased for his car key which he refused to surrender to them.

Suspecting that the hoodlums maybe after his car, he threw the keys inside the automobile instead and grabbed one of the assailants.

The eyewitness said, “Last night at about 9 pm, a car dealer was driving a Toyota Matrix, maybe he was heading home before a Toyota Corolla double-crossed him.

“Four hefty guys came out of the vehicle. As the man turned off the car ignition and threw the keys inside the Toyota. They searched but couldn’t see the key, maybe they wanted to snatch his car.

“But the man grabbed one of them, hit him on the floor and in the process the other gang members came, descended on him and started stabbing him till he was unconscious.

“So they left him with his car, went into their own car and drove off. People rushed the man to the hospital, but on reaching the hospital he gave up the ghost.”

The State Police Command spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident as well as the eyewitness account said an investigation has commenced into the incident with a view to unraveling the cause and apprehend the culprits.

Iringe-Koko said, “About three people attacked the man and stabbed him. Thereafter he was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

“We have commenced an investigation. The Commissioner of Police has already ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident to ensure that those that carried out the attack and fished out and prosecuted.”

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