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Man kills girlfriend sets self ablaze in Rivers


A young man whose name was simply given as Babe Face had strangled his lover and set himself ablaze at the Kom Kom axis of Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

An eyewitness account had it that Babe Face had invited his lover whose real name could not be ascertained at press time to his house located at Kom Kom axis of Oyigbo over the weekend.

The witness said trouble started when Babe Face questioned the deceased’s for cheating on him with another man. The source said that when the deceased could not offer a satisfactory explanation for the alleged amoral affairs, he pounced on her and strangled her to death.

The eyewitness pointed out that having strangled the deceased and in a bid to cover his track the young man set the apartment ablaze and was burnt to death alongside the corpse of his girlfriend.

“The incident happened at the weekend in Kom Kom axis of Oyigbo. A young boy who bears the name Babe Face had an altercation with his girlfriend over issues that had to do with her cheating on him in the relationship.

“He beat the deceased to a stupor and strangled her in the process. Having succeeded in killing the girl, the boy set his apartment ablaze as a move to cover his track but was caught up in the inferno which burnt him to death alongside the corpse of her lover,” the eyewitness stated.

The source said that the incident has caused panic in the area, as residents in the neighbourhood had deserted the area for fear of being arrested by the police.

When contacted Rivers State Police Command Public Relation Officer, SP Grace Iringe Koko said she is yet to be briefed on the incident.

Daily Trust

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