A jealous boyfriend identified as Munabo Tonworio turned the peaceful oil-rich community of Oluasiri in Nembe Local Government Area into horror with the shooting of his girlfriend point-blank on the face over suspicion of cheating.
The incident, which occurred on Sunday night at about 11:00 pm, threw the entire community into a confused state.
Munabo Tonworio, 28 years old, who is an indigene of Agada-Ama community in Nembe Local Government area, was reported to have raised his gun and shot her girlfriend in the face, while she was answering a call from an unidentified person.
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Munabo is said to be on the wanted list of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Joint Military Taskforce code-named Operation Delta Safe, over alleged involvement in voodoo preparation for suspected kidnappers.
A source, who identified himself, Moses, told Tribune Online on the telephone that the killer-boyfriend escaped immediately he shot the girl but was apprehended and tied close to the corpse of the girl.
Confirming the development, the spokesman of the Police Command, Asinim Butswat, stated that “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 an expanded AA ammunition were recovered from the scene. The suspect has been arrested and is being detained at the SCIID, Yenagoa. Investigation is ongoing.