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Graphic photo: Man murders his lover to cover his unpaid debt


Ikpoba Hill Police Division, Edo State launched a manhunt to arrest the suspected murderer, Mr. Festus Aimufua, for the wicked murder of one Ms. Rose Aifuwa, a middle-aged Benin woman based in Austria, who had come home in a hale and hearty condition to celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities with her family and friends.

Mr. Aimufua, who was said to be the lover of Ms. Aifuwa before she travelled to Austria, murdered the deceased and thereafter dumped her corpse on the road along Upper Mission Street extension around Oando Filling Station in Benin City in the early hours of Christmas Day.

The gory sight of the woman's physically assaulted and mangled body on the tarred road of the highly populated market street soon attracted a large crowd of onlookers some of whom identified her corpse and family, resulting to the invitation of the police and investigation into her sudden death.murder-in-benin

In spite of the scanty information available, the state police command soon began to unravel the mystery surrounding the woman's death with the arrest of the lover in connection to the murder.

Saturday Mirror reliably gathered that Mr. Aimufua, the alleged murderer and lover popularly known as "Two Million," might have killed the deceased after she insisted on collecting a certain amount of money running into millions of naira, which he allegedly owed her.

Sources said the debt accrued from the unpaid spare parts the woman supplied the lover boy who owns a spare parts shop in Benin City.

As at the time of filing this report, the police had already began its seararry out the heinous act.

That the case would be transferred to the State Crime Investigation Department (SCID) for a detailed investigation of the murder.ch for an alleged accomplice of the murder, who witnessed and possibly assisted the prime suspect to c

While police investigations continue, family members and residents of the community have been calling for justice for the family of the dead since Christmas Day.

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