Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man identified as Promise David for allegedly beating to death his 18-year-old girlfriend at the Amarata suburb of Yenagoa.
It was gathered that the deceased, Miss Esther Pascal, had a two-year-old daughter for her lover who works for a popular car wash outlet at the Ekeki area of Yenagoa on the Isaac Boro expressway.
Some residents of the neighbourhood said the incident happened at about 12 am Monday when fight broke out between the two love birds over the issues of feeding and money for welfare for the family.
Eyewitnesses said though quarrels between the lovers had become routine, they were woken up at about 11.30 pm on Sunday by the loud cry of the deceased for help.
“By the time few of us got to their door, it was locked from inside. But we forced it open and met the deceased on the floor.
“We tried to revive her with water thinking she fainted. But we discovered that she was dead. We immediately apprehended the man and alerted the police,” a resident said.
While some of the neighbours claimed the man used a heavy object to hit the woman on the head, others said she was dealt a heavy blow.
When contacted, the Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident saying the suspect has been arrested while investigation is ongoing.
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