A 19-year-old man identified as one Junior Baba, who reportedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in Ogida quarters in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State, has been arrested by the State’s police command.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Akugbe Street in Benin metropolis, shortly after 18-year-old Matilda Odiri, had an argument with the suspect over alleged unfaithfulness. The deceased was said to have visited Baba’s residence in the area, where she intended to pass the night before the argument ensued on July 7.
Matilda however accused her boyfriend of allegedly having an affair with another girl, after observing that he kept late nights. The accusation which got the suspect angry, made him pick a kitchen knife which he used in stabbing his girlfriend in the right side of her chest at about 11pm.
After his girlfriend bled to death from the injuries she sustained, the suspect dumped her corpse on the street before fleeing to the Aduwawa area of Benin. However his arrest came after his father reported the incident to the police. He has now been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department where he underwent interrogation.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, confirmed the incident when contacted on Friday by Southern City News. However a source added, said that the suspect had, in his statement, confessed and admitted that he murdered his lover.
The source also disclosed that the suspect allegedly claimed to have killed his girlfriend with a knife she had used to peel some oranges, which they ate on the night the crime was committed.