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The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly stabbing a 49-year-old security guard, Babatunde Ishola, to death.
She allegedly committed the act while Ishola tried to rape her.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said that the suspect resides at No. 10, Olalemide Street, Aboru.
He quoted the girl as saying the deceased, who was her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water, as he lived in the house alone.
“She has always been helping him with house chores and while she was helping out with the water on Saturday, he attempted raping her.
“She picked a knife from the room and stabbed him. The suspect was taken to hospital for medical and forensic examinations,” he said.
Elkana added that homicide detectives from Oke Odo police station visited the crime scene at Ogundele Street, Aboru, where the corpse of the man was found lying in a pool of his own blood.
“The corpse was evacuated to a hospital for a post mortem examination. The suspect was arrested and the knife she used in stabbing the deceased person was recovered,” he noted.
Elkana said Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for investigation.
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