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Construction worker on the run over murder of lover

19 September 2013, 06:31

Yenagoa - The Bayelsa State Police Command has begun a manhunt for a construction worker suspected to have murdered a 27-year-old woman in Kaiama Community in Bayelsa.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“We are investigating the crime and also hunting for the boyfriend suspected to be  responsible for her death.”

"For now, we are trying to track him down, because he has gone into hiding," Akhigbe said.

NAN learnt that the suspect is a labourer at a construction company.

He allegedly beat the woman to death and dumped the corpse into a nearby river.

A source in Kaiama Community told NAN that the incident happened on Tuesday night, saying that the deceased's body was discovered by people who had gone to the river to bath the following morning.

The source who gave his name simply as Justice, said that the corpse of the woman was discovered at about 6.30 a.m. on September 18.

"The corpse of the woman was discovered by some people who had gone to take their bath by the riverside.”
"We saw machete cuts on the body of the victim.”

“The cuts on the corpse showed that the suspect must have attacked the victim with machete before throwing her body into the river,” Justice said.

-    NAN


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