There was pandemonium on Thursday when the remains of a 27-year-old pregnant lady known as Faith Aigbe was found locked in a Sports Utility Vehicle belonging to a traditional ruler in Benin City, Edo State.
The corpse was found in an SUV belonging to the Enogie (Duke) of Uroho, Iguodala Ogieriakhi, who abandoned it at the premises of Edo State Specialist Hospital, Benin City, on Thursday and fled the scene when he discovered that the woman was dead.
The dead body was said to have drawn a large crowd to the scene of the incident at the health facility, prompting onlookers to smash the car’s windscreen only to discover the woman’s body.
The traditional ruler, who reported himself to the police, said he was in a relationship with the woman and she died while trying to abort her eight-month pregnancy.
“Faith was a woman l proposed to marry. She lived with me in my palace but I have been having issues with some of her family members who do not want me to marry her.
“Faith was eight-month pregnant but some of her family members who do not want me to marry her encouraged her to commit abortion.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kantongs, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been arrested and transferred to the homicide section at the police headquarters.
KanyiDaily had also reported how an NTA staff, Chukwu Odiahu was stoned to death by unidentified persons after he closed from work on Tuesday evening in Kogi state.