NIGERIA – At FESTAC Town in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, a sex worker, identified as Precious, allegedly cut the stomach of a 32-year-old Sunday Emmanuel with a blade.
Precious was said to have visited Emmanuel’s improvised shop on First Avenue, where he sold alcoholic beverages, at unusual hours in search of clients.
According to a vehicle marketer who only goes by the name Buchi, at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, a disagreement between her and Emmanuel erupted into a fight, during which Precious pulled out a blade and cut the deceased’s stomach.
“After perpetrating the crime, she boarded a motorcycle to escape. The guy who was attacked ran after her, but the injuries made him fall and he died, because his intestines came out.
“People thought she had escaped. But the motorcyclist, who witnessed the attack on Emmanuel, rode her to the FESTAC Police Station and handed her over to a policeman. I don’t know what caused the fight between her and the man.”
PUNCH reported that the Manager of De Haven Hotel, who identified himself only as Mr Lucky, said the motorcyclist informed him about the incident.
“After he told me, I stepped out and saw a lot of people at the scene, which is opposite our hotel. The motorcyclist informed me because he knew the police might want to hold the hotel responsible for the death. He also wanted me to ensure that the police treated the case properly.
“When I got to the station, I saw the girl; she is a sex worker, and was not remorseful about what she did. Even when she was handcuffed, she was still not remorseful, until when they were transferring the case and she was told that she might never come back.
“The incident did not happen in the hotel, but opposite the hotel and my only saving grace was the motorcyclist who took her to the station and informed me. I learnt that she was taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.”
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