A 27-year-old man, Oliver Promise, has allegedly beaten his 18-year-old lover, Esther Pascal, to death.
The lovers, who had a two-year-old daughter together, reportedly fought at their residence in the Amarata area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Sunday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the fight bordered on money for upkeep and welfare of the family.
Some residents said the relationship had been fraught with disagreements, adding that they were awoken by the cry of the deceased for help around midnight.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “By the time a few of us got to their door, it was locked from inside. But we forced it open and met the deceased on the floor.
“We quickly tried to revive her with water, thinking that she fainted. But we discovered that she was dead. We immediately apprehended the man and alerted the police.”
A spokesperson for the state police command, Asinim Butswat, said the suspect, who is a car wash operator, had been arrested and investigation was ongoing.