Man stabs policewoman to death in Edo

Man stabs policewoman to death in Edo
A man has been detained by police in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, in connection with the alleged murder of a female police officer last Friday.

Although details of the incident are still vague, a source said that the policewoman reportedly had a falling out with her neighbour, who had before made death threats against her.

After receiving the threat, the policewoman alerted her colleagues and recorded the warning, which resulted in the neighbor's arrest.

The policewoman agreed to the suspect's release after she signed an undertaking to back his denial because the suspect allegedly apologised and said that he didn't mean to hurt her.

The suspect whose identity is yet to be verified was granted bail.

Shortly after he was released, the suspect however stormed the residence of the police inspector in the Uselu area of the Edo State capital the following morning with his gang members and stabbed her severally.

The remains of the policewoman who died on the spot have since been deposited at a mortuary in Benin.

The police have reportedly arrested her alleged attacker who is said to have attributed the murderous action to a fit of anger.

The Edo State Police spokesman, Mr Chidi Nwanbuzor, is yet to make any public statement on the incident which has been trending on the state Police Command’s social media platform.