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Jilted lover arrested over murder in Delta

Police Team and crowd trying get a glimpse of the MTN driver
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A jilted middle-aged man has been arrested following the coldblooded murder of one Obi Agada over a lady, Delta State Police Command has said.

The suspect identified as Solomon Sunday allegedly hit the victim’s head with a plank after a scuffle.

Delta Police image-maker, DSP Charles Muka who confirmed the incident said the suspect and the lady has been arrested and will soon appear in court.

According to Muka, the deceased became weak after the attack by the assailant and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Muka said the lady, Alice Akwe, in a confessional statement claimed to have been in the bathroom when the incident occurred, adding that she met the deceased on the ground unconscious.

Muka said the lady admitted that the suspect was her husband but had been separated from him after a turbulent relationship that produced no child.

She said despite the separation from the suspect he had refused to let her have peace.

The two arrested suspects are assisting the police in investigation, the police have said.

The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the Agbor General Hospital mortuary for autopsy