Francis Marvellous, a 300-level student of Imo State University (IMSU), has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Chinagorom Kinsley, a final-year student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), to death.


In a statement on Friday, Henry Okoye, the Imo state police spokesman, said upon investigation, the suspect “confessed to the crime”.

Okoye said Marvellous was killed on Thursday night during a heated altercation with the suspect.

He added that the suspect would be arraigned after the investigation by the command.


“Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested an alleged 300-level student of Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri named Francis Marvellous ‘m’, 21yrs, who hails from Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State for allegedly stabbing to death Chinagorom Marvellous Kingsley ‘m’, 22yrs, who is a final year student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) and a member the University’s Man O’ War Unit,” the statement reads.

“The arrest was a sequel to a swift response to a distress call received from the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of FUTO, retired DSP Patrick Egwu, by police operatives on convoy patrol who promptly arrested the suspect who was almost lynched at the scene by an angry mob.

“On interrogation the suspect confessed to the crime, admitting that he had a heated argument with personnel of the University’s Man O’ War Unit on 29/03/2024 at about 2200hrs during which he brought out a knife he neatly concealed in his trousers and stabbed the victim to death.


“He mentioned three others who were with him during the fight. They include his brother Francis Promise, Prince and a man popularly known as Soji. Efforts are on top gear to arrest the suspects at large and ascertain their involvement in the case. The suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID.”

The police PRO also dismissed rumours that the FUTO undergraduate was stabbed to death by a Fulani herdsman.

“The Command, therefore, is using this medium to dispel the false narratives making the rounds on social media that the victim was stabbed to death by Hausa Fulani/Northern, warning that the misinformation is the handiwork of mischief makers who want to provoke unnecessary intertribal conflict between the good people of Imo State and the Northerners residing in the State,” he added.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department to take charge of the case and ensure that the suspects involved in this case and purveyors of fake news are arrested made to face the full wrath of the law.”


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