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Woman Stabs Boy 14 To Death In Bayelsa

A 14-year-old JSS1 student on Tuesday was stabbed to death in the Okaka area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital by a women identified as Arugu Benedicta.

Our correspondent gathered that the tragic incident happened after the woman reportedly went berserk and stabbed the Government Science and Technical College student in the morning.

The deceased identified by neighbours as Joseph Thomas was fondly called ‘Daddy’s Boy’, was said to be preparing to go to school when he was attacked by the woman.

The brutal incident, we gathered caused pandemonium and anger as some residents descended on the woman and were mobbing her before a team of policemen arrived at the scene and rescued her.

Benedicta was said to have stabbed Thomas on the upper part of his shoulder and chest, which led to his untimely death.

According to sources, the victim’s grandmother and his assailant had been allegedly embroiled in a lingering feud before Tuesday’s incident.

“She held a knife in her hand and went to the residence of the boy shouting and this made the boy to come out, and she stabbed him several times on his shoulder and chest”, a neighbour was quoted to have said.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The suspect, one Arugu Chidinma Benedicta, stabbed one Joseph Thomas, 14 years, with a knife, the victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre where he eventually died.

“The suspect was mobbed before the arrival of Police. She was, however, rescued by the Police and she is receiving treatment at FMC.”

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