Prostitute stabs soldier to death in Bayelsa

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There was tension in Bayelsa State on
Tuesday after a commercial sex worker
allegedly stabbed to death a soldier (names
withheld) attached to the Joint Task Force in
the Niger Delta code-named ‘Operation Pulo
Shield’.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at
about 4:00am at a popular night spot known
as Hospital Junction along the DSP
Alamieyeseigha Way in Yenagoa.
The notorious area, which serves as a major
rendezvous for illicit affairs in the state
capital, is gradually acquiring the sobriquet,
‘Red Light District’.
Despite its notoriety, the area had not recorded
any incident of the sort and took other
commercial sex workers and patrons by
surprise.
Sources said the randy soldier did not die on
the spot but he gave up the ghost on Tuesday
afternoon at an undisclosed hospital where he
was rushed to for medical attention.
An argument was said to have ensued when
the soldier refused to settle the amount they
had earlier agreed after the sex romp which
lasted throughout the night.
Infuriated by the soldier’s refusal to pay, the
prostitute, who, it was learnt, hails from Edo
State, allegedly stabbed him twice in the
stomach and part of his intestines gushed out.
“We were surprised and many people escaped
to avoid arrest when it happened,” an
eyewitness said.
“We heard argument coming from the
prostitute’s room and the next thing we saw
was the soldier struggling with blood flowing
from the wound in his stomach”, he added.
The incident, which spread through Yenagoa
like the harmattan fire, generated panic
among other commercial sex workers and
residents of the area.
As at press time, the commercial sex workers
and some residents of the area were said to be
fleeing to escape the wrath of soldiers who
may invade the area.
When contacted, Hilary Opara, Bayelsa State
Police Commissioner, confirmed the incident.
He, however, explained that the “culprit has
been arrested and facing investigation. The
soldier is recuperating in the hospital.”
Efforts to get the comment of the spokesman
of the JTF, Mustapha Anka, a Lieutenant
Colonel, proved abortive as he replied that he
was in a meeting.

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