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Man arrested for beating girlfriend to death

12 February 2014, 08:45

Onitsha - The police in Anambra on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of a 27-year-old man suspected to have beaten his girl-friend to death in Onitsha.

The commands Public Relations Officer, Emeka Chukwuemeka, told the media that the suspect was arrested while attempting to run away after the incident.

“A full scale investigation has commenced on the matter to unravel what really happened,” Chukwuemeka said.

A resident of No. 46 Old Market Road, where the incident happened, told NAN on condition of anonymity that the suspect was in the habit of beating his girl friend even though the girl refused to let go of the relationship.

“It happened last night when we started hearing the usual beating and cry from their corner.”

“At a time, it appeared that he noticed that his lover was no longer responding, so, with the help of his mother and some neigbours, they rushed her to a hospital where she was confirmed dead,” the witness said.

The incident reportedly happened around 00h30 on Tuesday.

Following the development, some residents of the compound left their homes for fear of arrest.

-    NAN

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