PORT HARCOURT — A man, identified as Obinna Eze, weekend, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, beat his girlfriend to death.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa, who confirmed the development to Vanguard, said the suspect had since been arrested.
He said the matter would be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for further action.
He regretted that the incident came weeks after a similar case in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, where a man allegedly killed his girl and buried her in his one room apartment. The Police had to exhume the corpse.
The state Police boss appealed for timely information from residents of the state to assist the Police to effectively combat crime.
He said the corpse of the girl, who was allegedly killed by Obinna, had been deposited at a morgue in Port Harcourt.
Indabawa said: “One Obinna Eze killed his girlfriend, one Idara, in the early hours of Saturday by beating her to death at his residence. The suspect has been arrested and detained in Borokiri, and the deceased conveyed to BMH mortuary. The matter has been referred to the Criminal Investigations Department, CID.”