The Rivers State Police Command on Saturday arrested a woman identified as Abigail for stabbing a 12-year-old girl.
The suspect left the knife in the girl’s body in the incident which occurred at Rumuodara in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
The teenager, Oluebube, lives in the same building with the 30-year-old woman who acted excessively over a simple matter.
The sister, Oluchi, told reporters that the victim was stabbed after she hit the woman with water in their compound.
Oluchi recalled Oluebebe was washing plates outside their apartment when the woman stepped out to fetch water.
“My sister, unknowingly, entered (the corridor) with the pot and ran into the woman. Both of them fell and she beat my sister.
“Other neighbours started begging the woman that it was a mistake, but the woman refused.”
Oluchi said the woman later ordered Oluebebe to sweep the spilled water while she continued fetching water.
“As my sister was about sweeping, she (Abigail) came out with a knife and stabbed her. The head of the knife broke, the knife stayed in my sister’s body.”
The police were called to the scene but the suspect entered her room and tried to elope through the back door but was eventually caught.
Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-koko confirmed doctors had removed the knife from the teen’s body, adding that Abigail would be prosecuted.