BAYELSA: Man kills girlfriend for allegedly cheating on him

Murder suspect arrested after five months on the run

One Munabo Tonworio has shot and killed his girlfriend, Victoria Ekalamene for allegedly cheating on him in Oluasiri community of Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The suspect, who is in his late 20s, was said to have pointed a gun at his victim while questioning her on an alleged relationship with another man. The gun was said to have went off in her face, shattering it.

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Victoria died before she could be rushed to the hospital.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswats, said the suspect has been arrested and detained.

Butswats said:.“On April 14, 2019, around 10.45pm, one Munabo Tonworio, 28, shot dead his lover, one Victoria Ekalamene, 34, after a quarrel at the residence of the deceased in Oluasiri in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

“The murder weapon, a locally-made cut-to-size gun and expended AA ammunition, were recovered from the scene. The suspect has been arrested and is being detained at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yenagoa. Investigation is ongoing.”

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