- man cries, says his lover induced her pregnancy after pressure from family.
- Family calls for thorough investigations into the death of their sister.
- Enogie remains in police custody pending further investigation
There was pandemonium in Edo State as a woman was found dead in the vehicle of a community leader in Benin City.
Faith Aigbe, 27, was found dead in the vehicle belonging to Iguodala Ogieriakhi, the Enogie of Uroho in Ikpoba Okha local government area of Edo State.
The incident, which happened on Thursday, 9 September 2021, attracted hoodlums and sympathizers in the premises of the Specialist Hospital in Benin City,
The situation led to serious apprehension, If not the intervention of the Edo State police command, as some angry sympathizers broke the windscreen of the SUV Sports Utility car to catch a glimpse of the dead body.
Police officers from Aideyan police division arrived at the scene and towed the vehicle along with Faith's remains to the nearest police station.
However, as of press time, the body of the 27-year-old woman has been deposited in the mortuary for further investigation.
Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe further gathered that the Enogie has since reported himself in Ologbo Police Division, Edo state, where the police have kept him for more investigation.
In an exclusive interview with Standard Gazette, the Enogie of Uroho, Enogie Iguodala Ogieriakhi, said, "Faith is a woman l proposed to marry. She lives with me in my palace. But I have been having issue with some of her family members who do not want me to marry her.
"Faith was eight months pregnant for me, but some of her family members who do not want me to marry her encouraged her to commit abortion.
"She forcefully induced her pregnancy, leading to the death of the unborn child.
"I have had a serious quarrel with the people who did it. Suddenly, today Thursday 9 September, 2021 around 3 am, I heard her screaming in my house.
She complained of serious stomach pain. I quickly rushed her to a private hospital, but they rejected her and referred us to another bigger hospital. "But before I drove to Specialist Hospital along Sapele road in Benin city, she died.
"When the doctors in the hospital came to check her, they pronounced her dead while she was still in my car.
It was at that point, I quickly reported myself to the police station near my house. I am right now at the police station".
He denied killing the woman, assuring that an autopsy would prove his innocence.
Iguodala Ogieriakhi said he loved Faith and was ready to marry her.
However, two of the family members of the deceased, Mrs Janet Asemota and Mercy Eddy, have asked the police to thoroughly investigate the death as they suspect foul play.
The police in Edo state is yet to make a statement.
A police investigation will be reported subsequently.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.