A 19-year-old boy identified as Junior Omo Shaba has
stabbed to death his lover, Matilda Odiri, and left her corpse
by the roadside.
The incident happened at No. 2, Akugbe Street, Off Siluko
road, Ogida, Egor local government area of Edo State.
It was learnt that the deceased, who is 18 years old, was
killed yesterday inside her boyfriend’s room during an
The deceased was said to have gone to her boyfriend’s
house to spend the night when she was stabbed with a knife
on her right upper breast.
Witnesses said the victim was stabbed at about 11pm after
she accused her boyfriend of having affairs with other girls.
The boyfriend reportedly dumped her body by the road side
after killing her, to cover his deeds.
He was said to have fled when his father alerted the police.
Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Chidi
Nwabuzor, said: “the suspect is currently in custody at the
State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
“The suspect confessed that he murdered his lover and
dumped her body on the street to cover his evil deed after
an argument ensued between them at night.
“Shaba told the police that he killed his girlfriend with a knife
which she used to peel some oranges they took that night.”
According to him, it was a case of murder and the suspect
would soon be arraigned in court