The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man identified as Joseph Fekali who allegedly murdered his ‘girlfriend,’ Kate Ogwoh, a graduate of Novena University, Delta State, NaijaCover Reports.
Fekala, Who Hails from Ikibiri Community, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State allegedly strangled 26-year-old Ogwoh, to death on Thursday night, July 28.
After Allegedly killing her for yet-to-be verified reasons, Joseph reportedly buried her remains in a shallow grave in his bedroom, NaijaCover Learnt.
However, neighbours of the suspected killer claimed that the scene of the killing suggested that his intention was to use the late Miss Kate for a money ritual.
Another Version of the report claimed that the suspect is not a Yahoo boy but a youth pastor and that he killed her over N50,000 debt.
Spokesperson of the command, Asinim Butwat, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, July 29, said the suspect has been arrested following a tip-off by neighbours.
“Joseph Fekala, 27 years of Ikibiri Community, but residing at Okaka, strangled one Kate Ogwoh, f, 26 years to death on 28th July 2022. He buried the deceased in a shallow grave in his bedroom,” Butwat Stated.
“The Suspect was arrested following a tip-off by neighbours on 29 July 2022, at about 0800 hours. He is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department. The investigation is ongoing.” he added.