Mentally deranged woman arrested in Bayelsa for stabbing 14-year-old boy to death


The Bayelsa State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of a mentally deranged woman believed to be an indigene of Enugu State for stabbing a 14-year-old boy, Joseph Thomas, to death along Genesis Street, off Okaka road.

Spokesperson of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the police authorities have the woman in custody and have arranged for extra security at the hospital where she is being treated to stop any plan to kill her on the hospital bed in retaliation for the killing of the boy.

According to reports, the woman popularly known to be a Christian woman who preaches the gospel arrived in the area with her bible. She began to display strange behaviours while flaunting a dagger she had on her.

She was said to have chased everyone that came close to her until she reached the deceased boy’s house where she forced her way in and dragged him to the road where she stabbed him three times until he died.


The grandmother of the deceased, identified only as Modlyn, said her grandson was in the house when he was accosted and allegedly killed by the woman.

“I went to buy something. I was still at the place when someone told me that a mad woman was looking for me and wanted to kill me.

I wondered why a mad woman would be looking for me. I ran into my neighbour’s house to seek refuge. While at the neighbour’s house, I heard a noise from neighbours that she had stabbed my grandson to death.”



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