The Police in Asaba, the Delta State capital have arrested a middle-aged
man for allegedly stabbing a 15-year old girl, Omelagu Chidinma at the neck region, below her lower jaw.
Chidinma was reportedly stabbed by the man for refusing his love advances.
The man identified as Asika, according to a source is a neighbour of the victim’s parents at Infant Jesus area of Asaba.
The source who pleaded anonymity, said “trouble started when Asika woke up in the morning and accused the victim whom he had been asking out, of littering the compound.
So he called Chidinma but she did not answer because she was on the phone. When Chidinma now came out to wash her clothes, he slapped her. That was how they started fighting.
“He hit her on the neck and head. They even went inside to continue the fight. After some time, Chidinma came out and started to wash her clothes but the man came again and started beating her.
The Acting Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the story
He said the suspect was in police custody but did not give further details about what happened.