By Nathan Nwakamma
A Bayelsa man, Mr Arepamowei Koru, has been arrested for beating his live-in lover, 22-year-old Toma Angolo to death during what neighbours described as a minor quarrel on Tuesday evening.
Tongolo was said to be co-habiting with Toru in Ogobiri, his Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
According to their neighbours, the lovers have been staying together without any noticeable quarrel before their minor disagreement on Tuesday led to a fight.
According to them, the man might have hit her hard, resulting to her bleeding to death.
The elder sister of the deceased held the culprit before alerting the police at Amassoma Division, that apprehended him.
The deceased father, Mr. ServeGod Angolo, had rushed her to the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa, but she gave up the ghost before they could reach the hospital.
Police spokesman in Bayelsa, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect has been arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). (NAN)