Soldier Stabbed To Death By A Prostitute
A commercial sex worker in Bayelsa state
reportedly stabbed a soldier soldier attached to
the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield
to death over his refusal to pay for a daybreak
The Nation reports that the soldier whose name
has been kept under wraps was reportedly
stabbed twice in his stomach by the prostitute at
about 4a.m. on Tuesday.
Some of the prostitutes said he died
immediately after he was stabbed, while some
others said he died later in a hospital.
Recounting what happened, one of the
prostitutes who pleaded anonymity said, "After
the soldier refused to pay, there was an
argument very early in the morning. The girl
who was angry grabbed a knife and stabbed the
soldier in the stomach. We later saw the soldier
struggling with blood flowing from the wound
in his stomach.
"We are now living in fear because there may
be reprisal from other soldiers. Most of us have
decided to stay away from the area for
The incident was said to have left other
prostitutes at the popular redlight district known
as Hospital Road Junction along DSP
Alamieyeseigha Way, Yenagoa in panic.
Some others who patronized the prostitutes and
were still in their shanties with them were said
to have hurriedly dressed up and left the area to
avoid getting into trouble.
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner
of Police, Mr. Hilary Opara, said the culprit had
been arrested, adding that the police had yet to
receive report of the victim's death.
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