A 54-year-old man (name withheld), has been arrested by men of the Cross River State Police Command for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death in Calabar South Local Government Area of the state.
The incident was made known by the command’s spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, in Calabar on Wednesday.
According to Ugbo, the lovers had a minor disagreement at Abasi Obori Street, which led the suspect to attack his girlfriend, identified only as Ndereke, on Tuesday.
The police image maker said the 54-year-old suspect was arrested following a distress call to Uwanse Divisional Police Headquarters.
Her words, “The police rushed the victim to University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it, as she was certified dead on arrival by the doctor on duty.
“Following established protocols, her remains were deposited in the morgue for autopsy to shed more light on the exact cause of her death.
“The suspect (name withheld) is already in our custody, and we will ensure that he faces the full weight of justice for his alleged action.”