In News by Naijatweet Staff on the 07th, December, 2018

Huge crowd witness exhumation of the remains of pregnant woman killed by lover in Port Harcourt

Huge crowd witness exhumation of the remains of pregnant woman killed by lover in Port Harcourt

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As part of investigations into the circumstances surrounding her death, the Rivers state police command have exhumed the body of Better Ozige Nwabueze, the young lady who was beaten to death by her boyfriend, Prince Uwabie also known as J-Boy, inside his one-room apartment around Wimpy Junction, by Ikwerre Road in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital on Sunday, December 2nd 2018.

Prince who is said to have a history of physically abusing the deceased, beat her on December 2nd until she slumped and died in his house. He hurriedly dug a grave inside his one room apartment and buried her.

According to reports, J-Boy and Better, had a disagreement after he accused her of having an affair with another man. A brother to the deceased, Eze Anyaele, said when J-Boy was asked of Better’s whereabouts after she went missing on Monday, he said he did not know where she was.

Crowd at the exhumation site

Prince later confessed his evil act to his friends who then informed the police.

He has since been arrested and according to the police, he is helping with investigation and would soon be charged to court.

The state police command spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, says the remains of the deceased has been deposited in a mortuary and an autopsy is expected to be carried out on her soon.

Where J-boy buried pregnant girlfriend before exhumation

It was observed that a large crowd had gathered around 10 am on Thursday at a house located along Wimpey, Ikwerre Road in Port Harcourt, where the deceased was buried, to witness the exhumation of the corpse by the police.

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An eyewitness, who identified herself as Chika, said the police arrived the scene of the incident, went inside the suspect’s room, opened a shallow grave found in the room, and exhumed the decomposing corpse of a lady.

She said, “We only know the suspect as J-Boy; he is from Rumuepirikom, Obio-Akpor LGA, while the girlfriend hailed from Ndele in Emohua LGA.

“Some police officers came on Thursday morning and exhumed the decomposing remains of the murdered woman right inside J-Boy’s room in Chime’s compound.”

Our correspondents, who visited the scene of the incident, observed that policemen were positioned at strategic points to forestall any form of violence, while shops were closed and the compound, where the corpse was exhumed, was deserted.

Street where the incident happened

When contacted, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said the corpse of the murdered woman was exhumed and her remains taken to the mortuary.

Omoni also confirmed that the suspect had since been arrested and was helping the police in their investigation and would soon be charged to court.

“The exhumation of the body was successful; the remains of the victim have been taken to the mortuary and the police have commenced investigation into the incident. The suspect has been arrested,” he added.



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