Police arrest Auchi polytechnic student who stabbed her boyfriend to death for allegedly cheating in Edo

A young woman named Favor Oyhou has been detained by members of the Edo State Police Command for reportedly killing her boyfriend, Paul Handsome, 25, on July 23 in the town of Auchi.

According to rumors, Favour and the dead had a close relationship and were the envy of many. However, when Favor learned that Handsome was allegedly cheating, turmoil began. They started arguing, and it quickly turned into a fight during which she stabbed him. The deceased was taken urgently to the hospital, where his demise was determined. After the incident, Favor disappeared.

ASP Jennifer U. Iwegbu, a representative of the state police command, confirmed her arrest by saying;

“Consequent upon this dastardly act , the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, immediately ordered the Area Commander and Divisional Police Officer in charge of Auchi to smoke out the fleeing girl unhurt.

The Command wishes to inform the general public that following credible intelligence gathering by Operatives of the Command, the suspect was arrested in Benin on 25/7/2022 at about 2245hrs.

Discreet investigation has commenced and the suspect is making useful information and will be charged to court soon”.

In a related development, the spokesperson said the police have rescued three traditionalists who were abducted.

She stated that on 25/07/2022 at about 1pm, the Command through its Divisional Headquater at Ugo received a complaint that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers accosted and whisked into the bush three traditional worshippers who had gone to a river along the Benin-Abraka road for prayers.

“Upon receipt of the information, Divisional Police Officer Ugo immediately mobilised his operatives to the scene in hot pursuit of the hoodlums and possible rescue of the victims. The hoodlums sensing the presence of the operatives on their trail were forced to abandon their victims and fled into the bush.

The victims have since been reunited with their families, meanwhile, intense bush combing is still ongoing to neutralize or arrest the hoodlums”, Iwegbu said

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