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Carpenter arrested for abducting, slitting throat of 12-year-old in Delta

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However, efforts to find her proved abortive till she was found in a cesspit at the back of their house on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

The Delta State Police Command said it had launched a manhunt for the abductors of a 12-year-old girl, Blessing Imeh, who was found with a slit throat in Abraka, in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Blessing went missing on January 1, 2021, while running an errand for her parents.

It was gathered that her cry inside the cesspit attracted another child, who raised the alarm.

Our correspondent learnt that the victim, after she was rescued, claimed that one of their neighbours identified as General, was among the three men that abducted her.

It was gathered that the matter was reported at the Abraka Police Station.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said General had been arrested, adding that the victim had been taken to a hospital

She said, “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.”    ,,

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