The embittered lover said her boyfriend had been faithful to her until her neighbour came to the area last year.
According to her, she and her neighbour had reached an agreement to leave her boyfriend alone which she acceded to. She, therefore, decided to drive her message home when she saw the duo together in a romantic conversation.
She woke the residents as she was seen with a dagger which she eventually allegedly used to inflict injuries on her rival’s body before help came the victim’s way and she was rushed to the hospital where she is currently receiving treatment.
The assailant was said to have laid an ambush for her at the route to where they fetched water. Upon sighting her, she lunged at her but the victim swiftly dodged the knife that was directed at her stomach, but the knife got her hands and other parts of her body before she was rescued.
The cry of the injured girl attracted neighbours who came immediately to the scene and were able to recover the weapon from the enraged girl.The attacker was later said to have gone to a shop nearby, where she picked a bottle from the crates and attempted to stab her victim again.
Police sources at the ‘A’ Division Police Station Asaba confirmed her arrest.