A commercial bus driver working in one of the major transport company in Edo State, Anthony Akhimien, has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend and dumping the corpse in the bathroom of a nearby house.
The incident happened at house number 17 Akugbe Street off TV road in Benin City.
It was gathered that the suspect threw the corpse over the fence and it landed inside the bathroom where it was discovered on Friday morning.
A tenant in the house where the corpse was found said the man who found the body thought she was still alive.
The tenant who refused to say his name said the man raised alarm after he discovered that the girl was dead.
He said the discovering sent fears among other tenants as all of them denied bringing any woman home the previous night.
It was gathered the tenants stormed other nearby houses before they found out that the deceased was brought home by the suspect popularly called DPO.
All residents in the house where the killing occurred have fled the building when our reporter visited.
A source in the area said the fleeing residents claimed that they heard the suspect and his lover quarreling and fighting at about 4am.
Residents in the area said they thought the suspect has fled but were surprised that soldiers came at about 2:30pm and broke into the suspect’s apartment.
The suspect was said to have been trapped inside his apartment after other fleeing tenants locked him inside.
It was the soldiers that brought him out and handed him over to men of the Textile Mill road police station.
As at press time, the corpse of the yet to be identified victim has taken away by policemen from Textile Mill road police station.