By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Delta State have apprehended one Dafe Desmond and an accomplice over the alleged murder of his girlfriend.
The duo, our correspondent gathered were arrested by detectives attached to Abraka Police Station following discreet investigation.
The deceased girlfriend, identified as Akpovwovwo Blessing, 18, was said to have died in Desmond house in a suspicious circumstance on 14th January, 2021 at about 1.04 pm.
Desmond was alleged to have abandoned the corpse at Government Hospital, Abraka, without reporting to the parents or the police.
The Commissioner of Police Delta State Command, Ari Mohammed Ali confirmed the incident in a statement made available to journalists on Monday.
Following complaints by the father of the deceased, Ali stated that detectives have visited the scene, photographed the corpse and removed it to Obiaruku General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.
He added that foul play was suspected, resulting in the arrest of the said Dafe Desmond and the accomplice identified as Joel Dafe Ruro, while the case is under investigation.
The statement reads, ” SUSPECTED MURDER / ARREST OF SUSPECTS:On15/01/2021 at about 1830hrs, the Divisional Police Officer, Abraka reported that one Akpovwovwo Ogheneovo ‘m’ of Ugono village Abraka reported that, on 14/01/2021 at about 1304hrs, he received a phone call from one Chief Okponoko Umunade ‘m’ of same address that his daughter one Akpovwovwo Blessing ‘f’18yrs old died in her boyfriend’s house one Dafe Desmond ‘m’ 28yrs old of Okwijere Uruoka Abraka and the boyfriend abandoned her corpse at Government Hospital Abraka.
Detectives visited scene, corpse photographed and removed to Obiaruku General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.
Foul play suspected as the said Dafe Desmond ‘m’ and one Joel Dafe Ruro ‘m’ have been arrested. Case under investigation”.