A 22-year-old truck pusher, identified as Samuel Akuro, is now in the hospital under the watchful eyes of the police for allegedly stabbing a female prostitute to death in the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State.
The suspect, it was gathered, also stabbed himself out of fear of the mob, when it dawned on him that his victim had died.
Sources gathered that the incident started when the truck pusher visited a brothel along Okere road and approached two ladies, who separately turned him down.
Sources disclosed that the prostitutes refused Samuel because he did not have money, though he was well known as a regular customer.
Unperturbed, Samuel, it was learnt, relocated to another brothel at No 26, two buildings away from the first one where his advances were again rejected until he saw the deceased, who had been his regular customer and had also rejected his move.
“It was at this stage that Samuel became angry and drew a bottle, broke it and stabbed the girl (whose identity was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report). When he realized that the girl was dying and there was a surging crowd advancing towards the hotel, Samuel, afraid of being mobbed, stabbed himself with the aim of committing suicide,” a security source disclosed.
Tribune Newspaper learnt that the stabbed prostitute was later rushed to the Warri Central Hospital where she gave up the ghost while doctors and nurses were battling to save her.
The suspect was apprehended by security men from “A” Division Police, Warri, and was taken to the Warri Central Hospital for treatment.
Reporters observed, during a visit to the Hospital on Friday, that the suspect was hand-cuffed to a stretcher as a result of his ‘violent nature’.
It was gathered that Samuel Akuro, the truck pusher, who lives alone in Warri after the relocation of his parents to the village, had attempted killing himself in the past, but was rescued from the river he jumped into.
Looking restless, Samuel Akuro, who hails from Ewu in Ughelli South Local Government Area, said he did not know what came over him on the day he stabbed the prostitute to death.
“I wanted to kill myself that day, but at the river, I was rescued. I later went to the hotel at Okere road because the girls have been ‘eating’ my money. I found myself in this hospital where I was told that I stabbed a girl to death at the hotel.
“I don’t know how it happened and if a man of God should come here now, he will know that something is wrong with me,” he said at the Warri Central hospital before he was transferred to the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara.