A 26-year-old man has reportedly stabbed his 18-year-old girlfriend in a hotel room in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
The man took to his heels when the wailing of the victim attracted the attention of other guests in the guest house who came to her rescue. The victim was identified as Miss Faith Pius
The guest house is located at Biogbolo area of Yenagoa.
A guest said that the suspect escaped when other guests and residents in the neighbourhood rushed to the scene. The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the incident happened on Friday night.
Miss Faith was rushed to a private clinic where she was treated and the wounds stitched.
“But she developed complications on Saturday and she died on Sunday morning,’’ the source said.
The state Police commissioner, Mr Amba Asuquo, who confirmed the incident, said it was first considered as a case of assault occasioned by harm.
“Initially, it was treated purely as a case of assault occasioned by harm but now that the girl has died, we are now treating a case of murder against one suspect.
“We are in the process of ensuring that the suspect is arrested because after committing the crime he ran away. I know some people are associating it to ritual killing but we cannot conclude.”