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Alleged ritual: Imo woman escapes after her son attacked, stabbed her with knife

A woman identified as Eziada Chika Mbachu, has escaped from her son, who stabbed her with a knife severally to allegedly use her for ritual in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

The incident was said to have happened early hours of Monday, between 7am and 8am at Heroes apartment opposite Concord hotel in Owerri.

According to Vanguard, an eyewitness said the young man was the one who invited the mum in the early hours of Monday, attacked and inflicted several knife attacks on her.

Narrating how the woman escaped, he said: “The mother was shouting and calling for help with blood stains and wounds on her body. The neighbours heard of it and started rushing to help her. They rescued her. When the son saw many people coming he stopped attacking the mother.

“It was that time that the mother fell and started crying and the neighbours rescued her and separated her from the son.

“As I am talking to you the woman has been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, hospital for treatment so that treatment can commence on her immediately because of the knife cuts. The police have arrested the boy and taken him to the station.”

The escaped mother, Mrs Mbachu, believed to be a parishioner at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish at World bank in Owerri, thanked God and her neighbour for saving her from her son’s attack.

“I thank God for rescuing me. I thank God for rescuing me. I thank my neighbours for rescuing me. I thank everybody who came to my rescue. I thank my neighbours. God in heaven I say honour to your name, ” she said.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abbattam,  said he has not been briefed and promised to call the DPO of the area where the incident happened, Vanguard reports .

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