The police in Edo state have arrested a 19-year-old man identified as Junior Baba, for stabbing his 18-year-old girlfriend, Matilda Odiri, to death at his home on Akugbe Street in Benin metropolis in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State.
It was learnt that the deceased arrived Baba’s house on the day of the incident with the intention of sleeping over and had an argument with the suspect over alleged unfaithfulness.
The argument degenerated into a fight and in the process, Baba picked up his kitchen knife and stabbed Matilda. She died on the spot.
Realising what he’d done, Baba carried her body and dumped it by the roadside before fleeing to the Aduwawa area of Benin where he was apprehended.
Confirming his arrest, the state commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said Baba has since confessed to committing the crime. He added that the suspect would be charged to court soon.