The operatives of the Rivers State Police Command, on Thursday, exhumed the remains of a pregnant woman who was allegedly murdered by her lover in Rumuepirikom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
The victim was reported to have been in a relationship with Udenna Uwabie also known as J-Boy who killed and buried her in their shared room on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
It was garnered Uwabie and his lover later identified as Beta Anyaele had a disagreement after he accused her of cheating on him.
Sources reported that a large crowd milled around the premises of the house located along Wimpey, Ikwerre Road in Port Harcourt, in order to witness the exhumation by the police.
An eyewitness, who identified herself as Chika, said the police arrived the scene of the incident, went inside the suspect’s room, opened a shallow grave found in the room, and exhumed the decomposing corpse of a lady.
She said, “We only know the suspect as J-Boy; he is from Rumuepirikom, Obio-Akpor LGA, while the girlfriend hailed from Ndele in Emohua LGA.
“Some police officers came on Thursday morning and exhumed the decomposing remains of the murdered woman right inside J-Boy’s room in Chime’s compound.”
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the exhumation and deposition of the corpse at the morgue.
Omoni also confirmed that the suspect had since been arrested and was helping the police in their investigation and would soon be charged to court.
“The exhumation of the body was successful; the remains of the victim have been taken to the mortuary and the police have commenced investigation into the incident. The suspect has been arrested,” he added.