The Yobe State Police Command said it had detained a man who claimed to be an employee of the Ministry of Police Affairs and four others over the death of an 18-year-old girl, whose corpse was found in a government lodge in Damaturu, the state capital.
The girl died of suspected poison or excessive sexual activity as “there was a foamy substance at the corners of her mouth, suggesting that she was either poisoned or sexually abused,” according to one of her friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Another of the deceased’s friend, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, stated, “We were shocked to hear of her death because we were together before she left us to meet a man at a location in Damaturu. We got to know about the unfortunate incident the next morning when we didn’t see her at home.
“We went to report the case at the police station but we learnt that the man she went to see had reported the incident. Her corpse was taken to hospital to determine the cause of death.”
The deceased was said to be a student of one of the tertiary institutions in the state and lived in the Damaturu metropolis.
The spokesman for the state police command, Abdulkareem Dungus, confirmed that the incident was reported at the ‘B’ Division in Damaturu. (Punch)