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Bayelsa: Girl Kills ‘Self’ Over Boyfriend’s Romance With Another

By Udoyo Oyosongo


The sudden death of one Joy Osain, who lives in Agbura Community, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has sparked controversy in the town.

Some residents of Agbura, are blaming the sudden death of Joy on the deceased, saying that she drank sniper and died following a disagreement with her 28-year-old boyfriend, Eze Augustus.

On the Boxing Day when people were exchanging gifts and making merry, the late Joy reportedly engaged in a quarrel with her boyfriend at his house in Azikoro village in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

According to a source in the village, “The girl was an indigene of Agbura while the boyfriend is from Azikoro community both in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. She was a fruit seller at Azikoro.

“Her boyfriend avoided her on Christmas day. She went to wait in front of his door on the 26th of December but saw another girl in his house.

“She became angry and fought with him. He allegedly beat her. But the girl kept saying she would not be alive and watch another girl take her man. We didn’t know she meant it. She was said to have gulped sniper and died”

Also, another version of the incident claimed that the boyfriend beat the deceased to death and poured the insecticide in her mouth to make it look like a suicide.

It was gathered that the girl’s family members being angered by the death of Joy, stormed Augustus’ house and destroyed property inside.

The police spokesman in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said in a short message, that the police have launched investigation into the matter.

He said: “On 26/12/2019 at about 2230 hours, one Eze Augustus ‘M’ 28 years of Azikoro village, Yenagoa, reported at the police division that his girlfriend was in one hospital in Yenagoa for autopsy.
“The said Eze Augustus has been detained for further interrogation, investigation is ongoing,” he said.

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