by Oge Okonkwo
A manhunt has began by the Bayelsa state police command for a construction worker alleged to have murdered a 27-year-old woman in Kaiama Community of the state.
In an interview with newsmen, Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the incident.
DSPAkhigbe said, “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.”
PM News reports:
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 Sept. 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.