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A man identified as ‘General’ has been arrested by the police after a 12-year-old girl whose throat was slit and thrown inside a soakaway survived to reveal the man’s identity.
12-year-old girl, Blessing Imeh, was found alive after being declared missing by her parents for five days in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Blessing went missing on January 1, 2021, while running an errand for her parents.
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.
It was gathered that her cry inside the cesspit attracted another child, who raised the alarm.
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.” ,,