Fukuoka cops arrest #3 Kudo-kai boss over '12 stabbing of hostess
tokyoreporter.com -- Jun 05
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested about 10 persons, including the number-three boss the of Kudo-kai organized crime group, over the stabbing of a female bar employee in Kitakyushu City five years ago after her business began excluding criminal syndicates, reports the Sankei Shimbun.

Keigo Kikuchi, 44, and the other suspects have been accused of systematic attempted murder in the attack of the woman, the operator of a "snack" hostess club who was slashed in the face by a knife-wielding assailant as she exited a taxi in front of an apartment building in Kokurakita Ward on September 7, 2012.

The driver of the cab also suffered injuries to his left hand and head after he attempted to thwart the attacker. To this day, the man has a scar on his head and suffers from pain in his hand. The injuries suffered by the hostess required two months to heal.

5年前、北九州市で飲食店を経営する女性らが刃物で襲われた事件で、警察は、特定危険指定暴力団・工藤会の幹部ら14人を逮捕しました。
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