One Prince Owabie from Rumueperikom community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by the police allegedly for killing and burying his pregnant girlfriend inside his apartment.
Owabie is alleged to have killed Better Nwabueze and buried her inside his one-room apartment around Wimpy Junction, by Ikwerre Road in Port Harcourt.
Better Nwabueze is said to be an indigene of Ndele in Emohua Local Government of Rivers State. The murderer and the victim are all from Rivers State.
Our correspondent learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday 2nd December 2018. But the suspect was arrested yesterday Tuesday 4th December 2018 by policemen following a tip-off.
The suspect popularly called J-Boy, it was further gathered, had two days ago, confessed to some of his friends about his deed; the latter alerted the police who moved in and arrested him.
The Rumuepirikom community youth leader, Nyemanu Onuoha, described the incident as unfortunate and promised that the youths would ensure that justice takes its course.
Source said that the body of the slain pregnant lady was yet to be exhumed from the suspect’s apartment.
Meanwhile, J-Boy has been moved to the State Criminal Investigative and Intelligence Department (SCIID).
Security men it was gathered, have been deployed to the suspect’s compound to prevent any breakdown of law and order.