Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a suspected Internet fraudster, popularly called yahoo boy, together with his girlfriend’s corpse after he was caught attempting to dump the body of the woman , Blessing Akpovwovwo, in a bush.
The suspect, said to be a resident of Urhuoka, Abraka within the Ethiope East Local government Area of the state, is cooling his heels in police detention.
Sources said the suspect, whose identity has yet to be ascertained, was nabbed by a passerby on Thursday evening, as he (the suspect) was attempting to eliminate the lifeless body of Blessing.
It was gathered that though the lifeless body of the woman was intact, sources said she had probably been used for rituals.
Other sources claimed that the deceased was pregnant, and it seemed like a case of forced abortion to use the foetus for ritual purposes.
It was further gathered that the corpse had blood in her genitalia.
Confirming the incident to journalists, the head of Ugono-Abraka community, Chief Samuel Umunadi, said he was informed of the lady’s murder by some vigilantes late Thursday night, adding that the sad development had thrown the community into mourning.
The Police PR Officer within the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, couldn’t be reached for confirmation of the incident as of the time of filing this report.