A 23-year-old lady, Patience Amos, has died in the hands of her boyfriend in the Adamawa State capital, Yola.
The decomposing body of Patience was found in the boyfriend’s room days after she died, perceivably after a violent argument.
Neighbours said they heard voices of Patience and the boyfriend, Ali Wakil, at his residence in Damilu in the Jimeta area of Yola, but did not take it for anything that might turn fatal.
‘’Residents became suspicious when we could not see the lady for good three days, and what worried us more was the terrible odour emitting from their room,’’ one of the neighbours said.
The source said the door to the room was locked from the outside, making access difficult.
‘’What compounded the situation was how the door of the room was locked from the outside, a development which compelled people to forcefully open the window of the room only to discover the body of the female lover at the stage of decomposition,” the neighbour said.
Patience was newly recruited into the Nigerian Army, while the boyfriend claims to be military personnel serving with 68 Reference Hospital Yaba in Lagos state, but this claim is being doubted.
The discovery of the dead body took the neighbours to the palace of the ward head who reported to the police who in turn traced of Patience’s father.
The father, Amos Ya’u, explained that his daughter left his house to braid her hair but did not come back. He said they had called her on the phone on that fateful evening, but she told them that she would be coming back home.
He said they called her line later on Sunday but it was not going through, and that since that day, they heard nothing from her until four days later when a police officer came and informed him of her death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the killing of Patience and said the suspect had since been arrested after the Commissioner of Police directed his arrest.