A fresh graduate of the Abia State University (ABSU) in Uturu died during a clash with a security guard at an off-campus last Tuesday. The victim, Maxwell Okpubo, was said to be a dreaded cult member.
Trouble started at 6pm when the late Maxwell visited Pentagon Lodge located closed to the school to see his girlfriend, identified as Dammy. On getting to the hostel, Maxwell met a group of boys discussing in front of the hostel. He allegedly asked one of the boys to help him notify his girlfriend he was around. When the boy refused, Maxwell allegedly slapped him.
CAMPUSLIFE gathered that the security guard, whose name was given as Philips, requested Maxwell to leave the compound. Infuriated by the guard’s statement, it was gathered that the late Maxwell pounced on the gatemen and a fight broke out.
An eyewitness, who declined to give his name, said Maxwell reached for a sharp iron rod and hit Philips, injuring him at the stomach. Philips, it was learnt, ran into his room to pick his dagger and stabbed Maxwell to death. Philips, who is to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital, claimed he killed Waxwell in self-defence. It was gathered that the late Maxwell celebrated his 25th birthday last October.