Bizarre: Jealous lover amputates boy’s hand

Bizarre: Jealous lover amputates boy’s hand

A 61-year-old man jealous lover of fishes has reportedly amputated an 11-year-old boy at Okoko area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Jeremiah Obifor was said to have chopped off the hand of the victim, identified as Goodluck Amechi for attempting to steal his fishes. Already, the suspect has picked by the police after the bizarre incident.


A 61-year-old man jealous lover of fishes has reportedly amputated an 11-year-old boy at Okoko area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

JEREMIAH OBIFOR WITH THE AMPUTATED HAND OF THE VICTIM

Jeremiah Obifor was said to have chopped off the hand of the victim, identified as Goodluck Amechi for attempting to steal his fishes.

Already, the suspect has picked by the police after the bizarre incident.

Spokesman of Nigeria police, Lagos Command, Bala Elkana, said this on Sunday.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU

He recalled that on 7 June, 2019 at about 12.20pm, one  Doris Isaac of No.6 Ajanaku Street, Okoko reported at Okoko Police Station that on the same date at about 8.20am, her foster son, Goodluck Amechi, 11, was attacked with a  matchete by one Jeremiah Obifor, 61.

Elkana said, the boy’s right hand was cut off as he was rushed to the hospital.

According to him, “The victim was rushed to Igando General  Hospital.

“The suspect alleged that, he saw the victim around his fish pond and thought that he came to steal his fish, that was why he attacked him.

“Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to Court,” he said.

He revealed that the suspect would be charged to court when investigation is completed.

The police Spokesman declined comment on whether a psychiatric test before he appears in court for attempted murder.

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