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Police nab 17-year-old over death of girlfriend in Bayelsa hotel

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The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested a 17-year-old boy identified as Lucky Okubo over his alleged involvement in the killing of his 14-year-old girlfriend, Shallon Ebitare.

The deceased was reported to be a resident of the Akaibiri Community in Yenagoa.

The force spokesman, ASP Musa Mohammed, said the Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Alonyenu Francis Idu, has issued a tasking order that the circumstances surrounding the girl’s killing at a hotel in Yenagoa be thoroughly investigated.

The suspect, during interrogation by police officers from Ekeki Divisional Police, confessed that he had lodged the victim in a hotel with the aim of engaging in sexual intercourse with her.

“The suspect claimed that the deceased went to the bathroom to take her bath but fell, in which she sustained injuries. Sequel to this, he invited the Hotel Manager who assisted in taking the deceased to FMC, Yenagoa, where she was confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor on duty.

“Meanwhile, the suspect is in custody at the SCID, Yenagoa, while an investigation continues with a view to ascertain the cause of death.

“The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, urge the general public to remain calm, vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station or call the command control emergency numbers,” Leadership quoted the police spokesperson saying.

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