– For allegedly killing his “boyfriend”, a serving corps member has been apprehended in Akwa Ibom state
– Odume Princess was arrested on Sunday and remanded in custody after being rescued from a huge crowd beating her in public
– Police said Princess will remain in custody as investigations are ongoing on the development
Odume Princess, a corps member serving in Akwa Ibom, has been arrested by the state police command for allegedly hacking an unidentified man said to be his boyfriend to death with a machete.
The corp member, who is said to be a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State was arrested on Sunday, January 11, while trying to flee the scene of the incident.
A Facebook user, Godwin George, had in a post on Sunday said Princess was arrested at Abak road after being mobbed, “beaten to a stupor” and stripped naked by a large crowd while trying to escape through the fence after hacking his alleged boyfriend.
“Bloodstains were all over her so she was caught and beaten to stupor and also stripped naked,” George recounted.
“According to the people at the scene, said she matchet a young guy to death this morning whom she went out with.
“She killed the young guy instantly after several cuts on his stomach and face, on trying to jump out from the fence she was caught. I feel pity for her cos the devil actually used her this morning to perform such wonders.”
Confirming the incident to The Cable, Odiko Ogbeche-Macdon, a spokesman to the Akwa Ibom police command, said Princess is in the force’s custody as investigations continue.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Nnamdi Jeremiah, a suspected killer of Karl Kwaghger, a lecturer in the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, the Benue state capital, was finally arrested.
The suspect, who hailed from Imo, was nabbed in Abuja where he went to sell the car of the deceased, according to a police source
Speaking on the arrest in a statement issued by the Benue command’s public relation officer, the state police commissioner, Anene Sewuese Catherine, said the suspect is a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Markurdi.
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