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Man Arrested For Beheading Girlfriend In Bayelsa



A middle-aged man at Kabeama coastal settlement in Sagbama Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa, simply identified as Tony, has allegedly beheaded his girlfriend, Ebibraaladei Maxwell.

According to (NAN) the tragic incident involved an unmarried but live-in couple. The two cohabited and had a child.

According to neighbours, the sad incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, at about 3 a.m., with the severed head of the victim discovered at dawn.

The residents subsequently apprehended Tony as he attempted to flee the scene.

He was subsequently handed over to the police.

ASP Musa Mohammed, the public relations officer of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, said the victim is in custody and undergoing interrogation.

“The Divisional Police Officer of Sagbama Division got the report and dispatched officers to the crime scene, who found out that the suspect had been apprehended by community youths.

“The suspect is being interrogated and will soon be charged to court, while the remains of the deceased have been evacuated to the mortuary at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa,” Mohammed said.

Bayelsa govt calls for call, warns against reprisal

The Bayelsa Government on Tuesday called for calm over report of the beheading of a girl on Saturday in Kabeama Community, Sagbama Local Government Area, by her boyfriend.

The state Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, in a statement by his media aide, Mr Doubara Atasi, urged the two communities to allow the police to handle the matter.

He cautioned the girl’s community against reprisal, saying the government was taking appropriate measures to ensure justice for the deceased and her family.

Ewhrudjakpo condemned the killing, saying it was an “unacceptable sad development.”

“Security agencies have since swung into action in line with government directives on the matter,” he added.

He therefore urged traditional leaders and people of the two communities to avoid utterances and actions that will escalate the issue.

The deputy governor also appealed to both communities to cooperate with government and security agencies to ensure amicable handling of the matter.

He expressed the condolences of the state government to the family of the deceased and assured them of justice.