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Police to prosecute UNIPORT student for murder of 24-year-old lover

Police in Edo say they have arrested a 24-year-old University of Port Harcourt student for stabbing his girlfriend to death.

• August 29, 2023
CP Muhammed Dankwara
CP Muhammed Dankwara[Credit: Punch Newspapers]

Police in Edo say they have arrested a 24-year-old University of Port Harcourt student for stabbing his girlfriend to death.

Police commissioner Muhammed Dankwara told journalists on Tuesday in Benin that the suspect’s landlord reported the case to the police.

The landlord told the police that the student stabbed the lady several times in the neck and the chest with a knife, Mr Dankwara said.

“Police operatives immediately swung into action, arrested the suspect, recovered two knives, and rushed the victim to the hospital where her body was deposited in a morgue. Items recovered from the suspect were two blood-stained knives, two iPhones, one Nokia phone, one laptop, and two ATM cards,” the police commissioner explained.

Mr Dankwara added, “The case was transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Benin. The suspect will be arraigned for murder soon.”

The suspect said the deceased travelled from Asaba to visit him in Benin when he found fetish substances in her possession. He said this led to an argument that resulted in the girl stabbing him, and he retaliated.

In another development, Mr Dankwara announced the arrest of a 25-year-old for defrauding an 18-year-old of N5.2 million.

The police chief said fake denominations of foreign currencies and charms used for hypnotising and manipulating victims were recovered from the suspect.

He said the suspect had already written a confessional statement and would soon be arraigned.

Mr Dankwara also arrested a 31-year-old for releasing nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend to the public.


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