The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man, identified as Kenneth, for allegedly hacking his girlfriend to death in the state capital.
The victim, Ebenezer Agada, aged 27, was reportedly cut into pieces with a machete until she died, allegedly for planning to end the relationship and be with another man.
The graphic image of the deceased went viral on social media, causing shock and outrage across Kaduna State and beyond.
The police were swift in their response, apprehending Kenneth to prevent a mob action that could have led to his death and frustrated investigations into the matter.
Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, stated that Kenneth had been arrested and was in custody.
He further added that the police were conducting thorough investigations into the case to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder.
Jalige, in a statement titled, ‘Operatives Arrest Suspect for Killing His Girlfriend,’ released to journalists in Kaduna, the state capital on Friday, said, “A suspect who allegedly murdered his girlfriend has been arrested while about to be lynched by a mob which would have jeopardised investigations.
“On 14/04/2023 at about 2130hrs, a distress call has it that there was a mob action at NEPA Round About and that the unruly crowd were about to lynch a suspect.
“Operatives were mobilised to the scene where they met the suspect lying unconscious and surrounded by the crowd.