61-year-old man identified as Jeremiah Obifor, has been arrested for cutting the hand of a boy who went to the back of his house to fish, at Mebamu, Ojo, Lagos.
The Lagos state police command identified the 11year-old boy as Goodluck Amechi, in the Okokomaiko area of the state.
A statement by the command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, says on Friday June 7th, a lady identified as 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 was attacked with a matchet by one Jeremiah and cut off his right hand.
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 is why he attacked him.
However, investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to Court soonest.