Sleepy Agudama, in Bayelsa state was reawakened yesterday when 35 year old Rita Abalorun was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, James.
The lovers had had a bitter quarrel over James’s relationship with Rita’s sister.
On realizing what he had done, James arranged for a keke napep to take Rita to the hospital. But the keke driver drove to the Afenwa police station to report the incident. It was at the police station Rita was confirmed dead.
When James learnt of the death of Rita, he ran to a nearby bush and attempted to kill himself by drinking a poisonous substance suspected to be sniper. He was however found unconscious by policemen and is yet to give his own story of what ensued between him and his deceased girlfriend, Rita
The state police PRO Mr. Asinim Butswat who confirmed the incident said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa while the suspect is receiving treatment at the hospital under police watch.
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