Ekereku man severely chopped by stepfather

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The victim , Michael Fernandes, being attended to be a resident as he awaited a flight from Ekereku to Georgetown on Friday afternoon.

A brawl between a man and his stepfather at the mining village of Ekereku, Region Seven turned gruesome after the younger male’s hands were almost severed by his assailant.

Reports are that Michael Fernandes, said to be in his 20s, was involved in a heated argument with his stepfather on Friday afternoon at Ekereku ‘Bottom’ when the duo starting fighting. The fight stemmed from constant exchanges the two would usually have, a resident said.

During the brawl, Fernandes was attacked by his assailant with a cutlass and persons at the scene reported that the victim’s hands were almost severed. He sustained chop wounds to both of his wrists as well as his feet. “They said one of his hands was hanging on after he get chop,” a resident reported.

Fernandes was rescued by persons nearby while his mother tried to intervene. The man’s stepfather told eyewitnesses that the victim “too disrespectful”. He was taken into custody by ranks of the Ekereku Police Station.


Fernandes was taken to the airstrip at the mining village and was later air-dashed to the city for medical attention. Police are investigating the incident.

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