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Suspect arrested in connection with the rape and murder of teenager in Edo

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The police in Edo state says it has arrested one suspect simply identified as Zachariah in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager identified as Precious Aigbokhode.

LIB had reported that Precious was raped and stabbed multiple times at Agenebode, the administrative headquarters of the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State over the weekend. Read the initial report here.

A video of her mother weeping along the road with late Precious’s body on the road was shared online.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said one Zachariah was arrested in connection with the incident.

“On July 17, 2022, around 2.25pm, one Paul of Otuokwe reported at the Agenebode Police Station that about 12:30pm of same day, the corpse of his younger sister, Precious Aigbokhode, 20, was found on Pandaponti Street.

Based on the report, the Divisional Crime Officer mobilised his men and moved to the scene, where the corpse was observed with marks of violence on it; there were multiple knife wounds all over her body. One Zachariah is helping with police investigation.” he said

The police spokesperson says the body of the deceased teenager has been deposited in a mortuary while investigation into the matter is ongoing.