The Edo State Police Command has arrested a suspected identified as Zachariah in connection with the rape and murder of a 20-year-old lady, Precious Aigbokhode.
According to The PUNCH, the incident occurred at Agenebode, the administrative headquarters of the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Aigbokhode was reportedly raped by the victim and bled to death after being stabbed several times immediately after she was raped on Sunday.
The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday said one Zachariah was arrested concerning the incident.
He said, “On July 17, 2022, around 2.25 pm, one Paul of Otuokwe reported at the Agenebode Police Station that about 12:30 pm of the same day, the corpse of his younger sister, Precious Aigbokhode, 20, was found on Pandaponti Street.
“Based on the report, the Divisional Crime Officer mobilised his men and moved to the scene, where the corpse was observed with marks of violence on it; there were multiple knife wounds all over her body. One Zachariah is helping with the police investigation.”
Nwabuzor added that the corpse was photographed and taken to a mortuary for an autopsy.