The Delta state Police Command, have arrested a 21-year-old girl, who stabbed her brother to death on Tuesday, in Warri.
State Police Public Relations Officer, CelestinaKalu, said that the culprit was arrested after she was held while trying to escape from scene of the crime adding that investigations into the case is ongoing.
The incident, which had thrown the family of Ogbe in Ugbuwangue, Delta State into mourning, happenedafter Omasan, described as “tomboy” directed her younger brother, a student of Yonwuren College, to do dishes washing.
Sources said the deceased, Laju, the only male child of the family, insisted that he had already fetched water and was too tired to do any other chores.
“His response was said to have angered Omasan, a situation that resulted in a fight where the use of many dangerous weapons ensued.
“In the course of the fight, the boy reportedly threw his sister to the ground and ran to the backyard, prompting his sister to run after him. She eventually ran into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, pursued him and stabbed him in the chest.
‘’He fell to the ground, started screaming, and calling for help, before neighbours rushed to the house to give a helping hand.
“It was gathered that the deceased was rushed to the hospital, but had lost so much blood before he got to the Central Hospital in Warri. The doctors on duty declared him dead on arrival.
“However, seeing the seriousness of what she had done, Omasan was said to have attempted to flee before she was caught and handed over to the police.
‘’These kind of fights and quarrels have been very common in the home, but this particular one just got out of hand. They have always fought and settled’’, he said.
The deceased body had since been buried in front of his father’s compound in Ugbuwangue, a predominantly Itsekiri community in Warri.