Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a 17-year-old boy over the suspected murder of his 14-year-old girlfriend, a resident of Akaibiri Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Musa Mohammed, in a statement, disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Alonyenu Idu, has ordered a discreet investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the teenage girl in a hotel in Yenagoa.

The suspect, identified as Lucky Okubo, was arrested by police operatives attached to Ekeki Divisional Police Headquarters.

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Lucky confessed upon interrogation, that he took the deceased, Shallon Ebitare, to a hotel, where he intended to have carnal knowledge with her.

The PPRO said, “The suspect claimed that the deceased went to the bathroom to take her bath but fell, in which she sustained injuries.

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Sequel to this, he invited the Hotel Manager who assisted in taking the deceased to Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa where she was confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor on duty.

“Meanwhile, the suspect is in custody at the SCID, Yenagoa while investigation continues with a view to ascertain the cause of death.”

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The CP urged the general public to remain calm, vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station.

It was further gathered that the father of the deceased, Mr Ebitari James has demanded an autopsy to establish the cause of his daughter’s death.