PHOTOS: Suspected Phone Thief Arrested After Stabbing Young Woman

MOUTHPIECE NGR reports that a 24-year-old lady identified as Sheba Simon was stabbed by an unknown assailant suspected to be a phone thieve in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

The incident happened near Damaturu City College in Malali Byepass around 9:30pm on Saturday, April 27, 2024. 

It was gathered that the victim, said to be a salesgirl, was on her way home from work when the attacker stabbed her with a knife and fled with her cell phone, leaving her in a pool of her blood.

According to reports, she was chatting with her phone after she dropped from a commercial tricycle and was trekking home when the miscreant ambushed her. 

Fortunately, shop owners in the vicinity heard her screams and rushed to the scene.

They quickly took her to the Specialist Hospital Damaturu where she is currently responding to medical treatment.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, April 30, said the police have deployed all available means to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book. 

“Recall, on 27th April 2024 at about 2130hrs, the victim, while on her way trekking back home to her resident at Malari bypass after closing from shop in Jerusalem area of Damaturu, on reaching Damaturu City Academy, a miscreant attacked and stabbed her with a locally made Jack knife on the lower back, forcefully whisked away with her cellphone,” the statement read.

“On arriving at the scene, the police response unit rushed her to the hospital and is currently receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, recuperating fast

“Meanwhile, the command has placed all available means to arrest the perpetrator and bring him to book.

“In this regard, the Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Ahmed, enjoins members of the communities to be conscious of their surroundings from hoodlums lurking around.

“He however advised to always report suspicious movements of persons, vehicles or objects to the nearest police station or any security agency or formation. You may also reach out or call any of the contacts below for any vital information or reports: 0803601981508036155235080656628080806629969808033670690, 08065682446.”

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