A 16-year-old girl has been arrested for stabbing a 49-year-old man to death after she claims he tried to rape her.
The 16-year-old girl, Timilehin Taiwo, was arrested by the men of the Lagos state police command for stabbing a 49-year-old security guard, Babatunde Ishola, to death at the Aboru area of the state on Saturday March 7th.
According to the statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana today Sunday March 8th, at about 3pm on Saturday, men of the Oke Odo Police Station received an information that one Babatunde Ishola who was a security guard in a school at Aboru, was stabbed to death by an SS3 Student.
Homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Oke Odo, visited the crime scene at Ogundele Street, Aboru, where the corpse of the man was found lying in a pool of his blood. The suspect was then arrested and the knife she used in stabbing the deceased person was recovered, while the corpse was evacuated to the hospital for post mortem examination.
In her statement, Timilehin told the police that the deceased who is her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water as he lives alone and she had always been helping him with house chores.
Timilehin said on Saturday while she was helping the deceased, he attempted to rape her. She said in an attempt to defend herself, she picked up a knife and stabbed him.
The case has immediately been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for discreet investigation as ordered by the state Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, said Bala.