Man stabbed to death during fight over wearing of face mask

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 22-year old man identified as Cletus Chisom who was on Monday stabbed to death by a security guard at a market in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Reports say the deceased came to the market to fight the suspect, Ibuchi Nwoju, who had earlier confronted his sister for not wearing a face mask, but the security guard stabbed him in the chest with a knife following an altercation.

Police spokesperson Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident noted that Delta State, security agents have been directed to arrest and confine for 14 days anyone found not wearing their face mask appropriately.

The state Information Commissioner, Charles Aniagwu said people who wear their face masks without covering their noses and mouths will be targeted by law enforcement agents.

Aniagwu also warned that those on essential duty, especially produce sellers conveying foodstuff into the state should observe the dusk-to-dawn curfew, stressing that the state lacked the capacity to screen people at night.

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