Soldier allegedly stabs bouncer to death in Rivers

A bouncer has been stabbed to death by a soldier.


The sad incident happened on Monday night at a nightclub in Bonny Island, Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State.


It was gathered that trouble started when the bouncer, identified as Kingsley Abbey, who was on duty proceeded to conduct a routine search on the soldier at the entrance of the club and reportedly found a dagger on him.


On the discovery, he then refused the soldier from entering the club, leading to an argument before the latter reached for the dagger.


The wife of the victim, Diepreye Abbey, said after she received news of the incident, she started going from one hospital to another as she was told he was rushed to the hospital.


The distraught mother of four however said when she eventually found where her husband was, she found him dead and threw herself on the ground in tears.


According to her, “We were checking all the hospitals to find out where they kept him but we didn’t see him.

“At last there is a place called Macurly, that is where I found him. When I got there my husband was already dead.

“I started crying and I asked what happened. They now told me that a uniformed man came to the club where he was working.

“As he was searching him, checking him all around, he said you cannot enter. From there the problem started. They said the man stabbed him,” even as the mother of four insisted on justice for her late husband.

“I need justice for my husband. I have four children. Who will train them? I’m not working for now. I need justice.”


When contacted, the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, saying the investigation had commenced to ascertain what happened and to identify the suspect.


Iringe-Koko, a superintendent of Police said, “Yes I can confirm the incident from what the Divisional Police Officer told me. But the identity of the person who stabbed him is unknown.  The investigation is ongoing to verify the identity of the person who committed the crime.

“Once we can get the identity of the person, we will take it up from there and ensure that the necessary procedure is followed.”

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