An 18-year-old boy has been arrested in Rivers State for allegedly beheading a woman and her young daughter because she reported him to the police.
The incident, according to Punch, happened in the Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of the state, where the teenager slaughtered the mother and daughter identified as Cecilia and Blessing Wojile.
It was gathered that the teenager had used a machete to chop off his victims’ heads while the duo who sold cooked food, were preparing to take their wares to a market in the attack.
A member of the community who identified himself as Kenneth told Punch that the suspect had on several occasions, broken into the home of Wojiles to steal and the woman had reported him to the police several times.
Daddy was said to have threatened to kill the woman after the last time she had him arrested by the police.
The woman's eldest son, Isaiah, said the suspect met his mother while she was in the room and killed her.
“The development is painful. I never imagined that human beings could be this wicked. Daddy killed my mother and my own sister as if they are goats.
The only thing I demand is justice. He who takes the life of another, his will be taken as well. I want the police to investigate the matter, fetch out the culprit and make him to face the wrath of the law.”
Based on alleged delay in the investigation, Isaiah said he transferred the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), noting that the Rumuji Police Station that was handling the matter was not serious.
He also regretted that the suspect who was apprehended by the community youths the same day of the incident escaped from the hands of security men deployed in the area.
However, it was learnt that some youths in the community mobilised and captured the suspect in his hideout within the community.
Another source in the community said that when the youths apprehended Daddy, the security men in the area whom he earlier escaped from, shot him in the leg before taking him away.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nnamdi Omoni, has confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying that the command was aware of the incident and promised full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstance behind the murder.