Police arrest carpenter for abducting, slitting throat of 12-year-old

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The Delta Command said 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 .

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

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

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 neighbours identified as General, was among the three men that abducted her.

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

The Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said General had been arrested, adding that the victim had been taken a .

She said, “The young girl was stabbed at the back and her throat was slit, but she’s alive and receiving at the moment. She said three people lured her, but she could identify one who is a carpenter and neighbour. The carpenter, called General, has been arrested and effort is being made other .” ,,