The police in Rivers State have arrested a young man, Mr. Prince Owabie, popularly called J-boy, for allegedly killing and burying his pregnant girlfriend in his room. The Guardian gathered that the victim, Miss Betha Ogbede, was murdered and buried in her lover’s one-room apartment in Rumuepirikom community of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, during her recent visit to Owabie.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday, but the suspect was arrested yesterday, by policemen following a tip-off. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Rumuepirikom police station, CSP Emmanuel Wagbara, disclosed that a case of missing person was filed by relative of the victim, who reported that her sister had been missing for a week after her alleged visit to her boyfriend.
The DPO said the suspect was invited and interrogated on the whereabouts of the deceased. He admitted that Ogbede was in his house but later left for her home and that he had not heard from her since she left.
Wagbara said: “We were not satisfied with his response. So, early yesterday morning, we decided to conduct a search in and around his house and there we discovered a shallow grave in his room. It was then he confessed to us that the girl was buried in the grave.” Read more