The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old lady, Abigail, for allegedly stabbing an 11-year-old girl, Oluebube in Rumuodara community, Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Grace Iringe-Koko who confirmed the incident, said the knife used to commit the crime has been successfully removed from the victim’s body.
The Police also said the victim survived the backstab and is responding to treatment while an investigation is ongoing.
The elder sister of the victim, Oluchi told DAILY POST, “My sister was washing plates outside as my mother left the house to go and sell her goods. So, my sister was washing the plate, and the woman went to fetch water.
“Our corridor is dark, the person outside cannot see the person inside. And she was standing there with her water, she did not tell my sister not to come inside so that she would not hit her.
“My sister did not know, so she entered the corridor and hit the lady. The lady fell with her bucket, so she started beating my sister.
“Everybody in the compound was begging her to leave my sister, that it was a mistake. She told my sister that she was going to fetch her water and she should have swept the water before she got back.
“So the compound people told my sister to leave the plate and sweep the water. As my sister carried a broom to sweep the water, the lady entered inside, carried a knife, and stabbed my sister.
“The head of the knife broke while we were trying to remove the knife from my sister’s body.
“She entered her room and followed the window to jump the fence to run away. They caught her, beat her, and sent her to the Police.”
The sister of the 11-year-old girl said her younger sister is battling for her life at the hospital.