The police in Edo State are investigating the alleged rape and murder of a 20-year-old lady, Precious Aigbokhode, at Agenebode, the administrative headquarters of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria.
Aigbokhode was said to have bled to death after being stabbed several times by her assailant after being raped on Sunday.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer for the state Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, superintendent of police, SP, said one Zachariah has been arrested and he is helping the police in their investigation.
According to Nwabuzor, “On the 17th July, 2022 about 14:25hrs, one Paul of Otuokwe reported at Agenebode Police Station that about 12:30hrs of same day, the corpse of his younger sister, one Precious Aigbokhode, 20yrs, was found at Pandaponti Street.
“Based on the report, the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the corpse was observed with marks of violence on it, multiple knife stabbing all over her body. One Zachariah is helping in police investigation”.
The PPRO said the corpse was photographed and evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy and preservation, while preliminary investigation has commenced.