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Police arrest female corps member for allegedly killing boyfriend in Uyo

A corps member serving in Akwa Ibom State, Chidinma Pascaline Oduma, has been arrested for allegedly hacking a man to death in his house.

The young lady, aged 26, reportedly hacked Akwaowo Japhet to death on Sunday.

She was caught while trying to jump the fence of the compound where the man lived. It was learnt that irate mob caught her, beat and stripped her naked after the victim was found dead.

Eyewitnesses’ account claimed Oduma macheted and killed her victim after several cuts on his stomach and face.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Macdon, said the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, had ordered that a discreet investigation be carried out on the incident.

“On Sunday, around 11:00a.m., we received a distress call from our control room. So, we had to send our policemen to No. 219, Abak Road, where one Chidinma Pascaline Oduma, a corps member, was at the verge of being lynched by irate mob, but the police rescued her.

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“When we carried out preliminary investigation, she informed us that Akwaowo Japhet took her to his house and while in the house, Akwaowo Japhet picked up a machete and attempted to kill her. She said she dispossessed him and used the same machete on him, which led to his death.

“The lady has been arrested by the police and she is in our custody. The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered a discreet investigation into the alleged murder, and as soon as the police is done with investigation, the matter will be charged to court,” he said.

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