Carpenter arrested for abducting, slitting throat of 12-year-old in Delta
NEWSMAN, Asaba – Delta State Police Command has arrested a carpenter in connection with the abduction of 12-year-old Blessing Imeh who was found with a slit throat in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.
Blessing reportedly went missing on January 1, 2021, while running an errand for her parents, but was found in a soakaway at the back of their house on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, five days later, after her cry inside the soakaway attracted another child, who raised the alarm.
The victim, after she was rescued, claimed that one of their neighbours identified as ‘General’, was among the three men that abducted her.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said General had been arrested, adding that the victim had been taken to a hospital.po
“The young girl was stabbed at the back and her throat was slit, but she’s alive and receiving treatment at the moment. She said three people lured her, but she could identify one who is a carpenter and their neighbour. The carpenter, called General, has been arrested and effort is being made to arrest other suspects”, she said.