A 26-year-old man has been declared wanted after he allegedly stabbed his 18-year-old lover to death inside a hotel room.
The police in Bayelsa State have begun a manhunt for a 26-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his 18-year-old girl identified as Faith Pius, to death in a hotel room located at the Biogbolo area of Yenagoa, the state capital.
PM News reports that the suspect stabbed the lady during an argument in the hotel and took to his heel when the cries of the victim attracted the attention of other guests in the hotel who came to her rescue.
One of the guests who confirmed the incident said that the suspect had escaped when other guests and residents in the neighbourhood rushed to the scene.
While speaking to a correspondent, a source said the on the night of Friday, May 5, 2017, adding that the deceased was rushed to a private clinic where she was treated and the wounds stitched.
“But she developed complications on Saturday and died on Sunday morning," the source said.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Amba Asuquo who confirmed the incident, said it was first considered as a case of assault occasioned by harm.
“Initially, it was treated purely as a case of assault occasioned by harm but now that the girl has died, we are now treating a case of murder against the suspect.
We are in the process of ensuring that the suspect is arrested because after committing the crime, he ran away. I know some people are associating it to ritual killing but we cannot conclude just yet,” he said.
It was also gathered that youths of the Biogbolo community had taken to the streets to protest the death of the girl from knife cuts inflicted on her by her lover boy.
The youths were said to have attacked shops and vandalized vehicles reportedly owned by kinsmen of the suspected killer along some streets in the area and only the intervention of the police saved the situation from escalating.
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