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Fisherman Lands In Police Net For Cutting Off 11 Year Old Boy's Hand

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fish farmer, Jeremiah Obifor, 61, for allegedly cutting off the hand of an 11-year-old boy, Goodluck Amechi.

The Spokesperson for the state command, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement in Lagos on Sunday that the man cut off the boy’s hand who he suspected had come to steal his fish.
Elkana said that the suspect was arrested after the victim’s foster mother, Doris Isaac, reported the matter at the Okoko, police station.

He said that on June 7 at about 12.20pm the boy’s foster mother who resided at Ajanaku Street, Okoko, reported the matter at the Okoko police station.

The police spokesperson said that Obifor attacked the 11-year-old boy with a machete and cut off his right hand.

“The victim was rushed to Igando General Hospital.

“The suspect alleged that he saw the victim around his fish pond and thought that he came to steal his fish and that was why he attacked him.

“Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court,” he said.

(NAN)

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