Friday, August 30, 2019

Politician, two others arrested over decomposing corpse of lady found under hotel bed in Delta

Three suspects are in police net in Delta over the decomposing corpse of a lady found under the bed of a hotel at Sapele, Delta State.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Onome Onovwakpoyeya, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the arrest to journalists.

PPRO Onovwakpoyeya did not disclose the identity of the suspects, but a top security officer told a local online media, that a popular politician in the state has been arrested in connection with the crime.

“We got him through his phone number that took us to Abuja where we apprehended him and from there we brought him back to Delta.

“The politician is currently helping us with investigation towards unraveling the true cause of the incident.

“We are detaining him at the Sapele Area Command, and we shall transfer the case to Asaba (State Police Command) once we are done for prosecution,” Onovwakpoyeya was quoted as saying.

The alleged politician, who reportedly led the police operatives from Sapele Area Command to arrest two other suspects from Benin, was tracked and nabbed in Abuja.

The trio are now in the custody of Sapele Command while further diligent investigation is said to be on course.