In Edo State, the police command has arrested a 27-year-old man, John Aipoh, for allegedly killing his 24-year-old lover, Precious Ikpikhumi, after she called off their four-year relationship.
Precious, who was a Final Year Student of the Institute of Health Technology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, was declared missing by her family on May 1 after she went to church and didn't return.
After a detailed investigation, the police arrested John who confessed to having ambushed Precious while she was on her way to church on May 1, took her to an uncompleted building where he murdered her, and then moved to an unknown destination.
It was discovered that Precious and John have been at loggerheads over some issues. It got so bad that Precious even sent a voice note to a friend of hers in which she expressed fears that John might kill her for calling off their relationship.
On May 1st, 2022, a disgruntled John decided to carry out his threat to ''end her'' when he dragged her to an uncompleted building and killed her by using her scarf to strangle her. He then escaped to an unknown destination.
Following his arrest, John took the police to the uncompleted building where he dumped Precious's lifeless body.
When interrogated, John who was found with the phones of the deceased, said he killed Precious in anger after she called off their 4-year relationship.
Precious's body has been deposited in the morgue while the suspect is now in police custody and will be charged to court as soon as possible.