AGENEBODE- A 20-year-old girl has been raped and stabbed to death at Agenebode, the administrative headquarters of Etsako East local government area of Edo State.
The attack occurred few hours after a Benin-based accountant allegedly killed his pregnant wife, then hanged her corpse to feign suicide in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The victim, Precious Aigbokhode was stabbed severally and allowed to bleed to death on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Precious was said to have been attacked in her apartment as her naked lifeless body was dumped at Pandaponti Street in Agenebode town.
The incident thrown the community into sadness as many inhabitants besieged the spot to catch a look at the body.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the Public Relations Officer for Edo State Police Command SP Chidi Nwabuzor said one Zachariah has been arrested as he is helping in police investigation.
“On the 17th July, 2022 about 14:25hrs one Paul of Otuokwe reported at Agenebode Police Station that about 12:30hrs of same day the corpse of his younger sister one Precious Aigbokhode, 20yrs was found at Pandaponti Street.
“…Based on the report the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the corpse was observed with marks of violence on it, multiple knife stabbing all over her body.
“One Zachariah is helping in police investigation”.
SP Nwabuzor added that the the corpse was photographed and evacuated to mortuary for autopsy and preservation as preliminary investigation has commenced.
It will be recalled that one Mr Emmanuel Umoru, 45 was reportedly accused of killing his pregnant wife, Cynthia Agho, 27 mother of his two children and hanged her corpse to proof that she committed suicide in her bedroom in Benin City, last Saturday night.
Late Cynthia Agho and her husband now in police custody had unresolved quarrel over his extramarital affair before her death, last Saturday, July 16, 2022.