Onitsha – The police in Anambra on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of a
27-year-old man suspected to have beaten his girl-friend to death in
Onitsha.

The
commands Public Relations Officer, Mr Emeka Chukwuemeka, said that the
suspect was arrested while attempting to run away after the incident.

“A full scale investigation has commenced on the matter to unravel what really happened,’’ Chukwuemeka said.

A
resident of No. 46 Old Market Road, where the incident happened, on
condition of anonymity said that the suspect was in the habit of beating
his girl friend even though the girl refused to let go of the
relationship.

“It happened last night when we started hearing the usual beating and cry from their corner.

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“At
a time, it appeared that he noticed that his lover was no longer
responding, so, with the help of his mother and some neigbours, they
rushed her to a hospital where she was confirmed dead,’’ the witness
said.

The incident reportedly happened around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Following the development, some residents of the compound left their homes for fear of arrest. (NAN)

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