Woman stabs Bayelsa JSS1 student to death


Daniels Igoni

A woman in Bayelsa State on Tuesday stabbed a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School 1 student to death.
It was gathered that the tragic incident happened in the Okaka area of the state capital, Yenagoa.

The woman allegedly went berserk and stabbed the Government Science and Technical College student on Tuesday morning.
The deceased identified by neighbours as Joseph Thomas, who 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, it was learnt, caused pandemonium and anger as some residents pounced on the woman identified as Arugu Benedicta 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,” reports quoted a neighbour as saying.
The spokesperson for the state Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

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