A 15-year-old girl, Omelagu Chidinma, has allegedly been stabbed by a middle-aged man, Asika, for reportedly refusing his love advances.
She was allegedly stabbed in the neck region, below her lower jaw.
The incident happened at the Infant Jesus area of Asaba, Delta State, where the victim’s family lives in a bamboo house.
A witness said trouble started when the said Asika, who is now cooling his heels in police custody, 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.
“She retaliated, and the man went into the kitchen, brought out a bottle, broke it, and stabbed her on the neck,”
the source said.
Acting Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, could not give further details about what transpired.