Attackers of Bayelsa NYSC member nabbed

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The police in Bayelsa State have arrested the alleged attackers of Miss Folakemi Akinbode, a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member serving in the state whose right hand was almost chopped off, Monday night, at Obunagha in Yenagoa Local Government Area.

Akinbode was attacked for refusing to hand over unspecified amount of money in her possession while returning from work with a machete by the assailant.

NigerianEcho gathered that the suspects were arrested at Koroama community some kilometres away from the crime scene while attempting to sell her mobile phone.

Following the media report an Italian firm has agreed to sponsor the corp member’s medical treatment overseas and rehabilitation.

The suspects, identified as Ebi Jatto and Weriye Aluwa, are currently in police custody. According to a Police Officer who claims anonymity, The suspects were nabbed 72 hours after the attack through the support of the Obunagha community youths.

Miss Akinbode, 26, a corps member and a graduate Nurse of Madonna University was attacked at about 9pm while returning to the lodge near the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobori.

Miss Akinbode, was reportedly jtrailed from work because she according to some of her colleagues was in charge of huge amount of money used by the hospital to pay blood donors at the blood bank section of the hospital.

The arrested suspects, according to a security source, were present during the payment made to the blood donors by the corps member.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the arrest but said they were yet to establish the motive behind the attack.

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