The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a woman, identified as Arugu Chidinma Benedicta, for allegedly killing a 14-year-old boy over a lingering dispute with his grandmother.
It was gathered that chaos broke in Okaka, a suburb in Yenagoa, the State capital
on Tuesday, after the woman stormed the deceased’s house to challenge his grandmother over an undisclosed issue between them as the deceased, Joseph Thomas, was preparing to go to school.
The incident was said to have happened some distance away from a Federal Correctional facility in the area.
After a few minutes of a heated argument, Benedicta reportedly attacked the innocent boy, who was coming out of the house, and stabbed him on the upper part of his shoulder and chest.
Thomas, who was in his JSS1 at the Government Science and Technical College, Okaka, met his death right before his grandmother. Though he was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in the area, He was confirmed dead a few minutes later.
Angry residents were said to have descended on the woman but were stopped by the Police, who arrived at the scene before they could carry out jungle justice on her.
When contacted, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.