Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command arrested one Kenneth for the gruesome murder of his 27-year-old girlfriend, Ebenezer Agaba.
Nigeriana reported that the suspect used a machete to hack the recent nursing graduate to death for allegedly plotting to dump him for another man after he claimed to have spent money on her.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said the suspect was arrested from a planned mob action that would have led to his death.
“On the 14/04/2023 at about 21:30hrs, information was received that a crowd had gathered at NEPA Round About and they were beating and about to lynch a suspect,” the spokesperson said.
“Operatives were mobilized to the scene where they met the suspect in the midst of the crowd lying unconscious. Information gathered revealed that the suspect by name kenneth, second name not yet known, attacked his ex girl friend, named Ebenezer Agada “F” aged 27yrs old of Command Secondary and Nursery Sokoto Road, with a matchet and inflicted multiple injuries on her face and hands.
“In the process, he cut off her left hand completely, alleging that he spent a lot on her and she want to dump him for another man. The victim was rushed to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for treatment where a medical doctor on call confirmed her dead. Corpse of the victim Ebenezer Agada has been deposited at Investigation currently ongoing.”
Meanwhile, friends and former course mates have been mourning Ebenezer, from Owukpa, Benue State, since the incident happened.
Nigeriana also gathered that the suspect is a tailor, also from Owukpa but based in Makurdi, Benue State.
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