Delta State Police Command has arrested one Morrison Okomor for alleged killing his girlfriend, Tega Okpako, last Thursday in Asaba, the state capital.
The suspect denied the killing, but claimed that there was an argument between him and the deceased who fell down after being drunk and died.
A source said the suspect, who was arrested at Police A Division in Asaba told the Police that Tega Okpako fell and immediately gave up the ghost, but her family started raising eyebrow when they saw her corpse at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, where it was deposited.
A family source insisted that their daughter was killed by the suspect for ritual purposes.
The source said : “We were surprised when we saw her corpse at FMC with a very deep hole in her forehead. connoting an attack because such a hole cannot be as a result of a fall.
“Tega is not known to be violent and how can she get herself drunk, then suddenly fell down and gave up the ghost just like that?
“We are not going to allow the matter to lie low because you can’t just take somebody’s life in the name of love.
“The police are on top of it now as the boy is claiming innocence because Tega is dead and the dead can’t talk.”
Contacted, the Command’s spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bright Edafe, confirmed the arrest, but pleaded he could not say more until the result of the autopsy is released.