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Jealous lover shoots girlfriend to death in Bayelsa

A jealous boyfriend simply identified as Munabo Tonworio turned the peaceful oil rich community of Oluasiri in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa state into horror when he allegedly shot his girlfriend on the face for allegedly cheating on him.

The incident, which occurred on Sunday night at about 11:00pm, threw the entire community into a mourning state.

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The 28-year-old Tonworio, who is an indigene of Agada-Ama community in Nembe LGA, was reported to have raised his gun and shot her girlfriend in the face, while she was answering a call from an unidentified person.

The victim, identified as Victoria Ekalamene, aged 34, is an indigene of Oluasiri, who had harboured him from been discovered by security personnel, is reported to be a provision store owner and bread winner of the relationship.

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Munabo is alleged to be on the wanted list of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Joint Military Task force code named Operation Delta Safe, over alleged involvement in voodoo preparation for suspected kidnappers.

A source, who identified himself Moses, said that the killer-boyfriend escaped immediately he shot the girl but was apprehended by neighbours and tied close to the corpse of the girlfriend.

Confirming the development, the spokesman of the state Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, said: “On 14/04/2019 at about 2245 hrs, one Munabo Tonworio ‘m’ 28 years shot dead his lover one, Victoria Ekalamene ‘f’ 34 years, after a quarrel at the residence of the deceased in Oluasiri, Nembe local government area, Bayelsa state.

“The murder weapon, a locally cut-to-size gun and expanded AA ammunition were recovered from the scene. The suspect has been arrested and is being detained at the SCIID, Yenagoa. Investigation is ongoing.”

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