23-year-old lady, Patience Amos, has died in her boyfriend’s room in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, Northeast Nigeria.
The decomposing body of Patience was found in the boyfriend’s room days after she died, perceivably after a violent argument.
Neighbours said they heard voices of Patience and the boyfriend, Ali Wakil, from his room in Damilu in the Jimeta area, Yola South LGA but did not take it for anything that might turn fatal.
‘’We became suspicious when we could not see the lady for good three days and what worried us more was the terrible odour emitting from thei room,’’ one of the neighbours said.
The source said the door to the room was locked from the outside, making access difficult.
‘’What compounded the situation was how the door of the room was locked from the outside, a development, which compelled people to forcefully open the window of the room only to discover the body of the female lover at the stage of decomposition,” the neighbour said.
Patience was newly recruited into the Nigerian Army, while the boyfriend claimed to be a military personnel serving with 68 Reference Hospital Yaba in Lagos state, but this claim was doubtful.
The discovery of the dead body took the neighbours to the ward head who reported to the police authority. The police in turn traced Patience’s parents.
Patience’ father, Amos Ya’u, explained that his daughter left his house to braid her hair but did not return. He said they had called her on the phone on that fateful evening. She told them she would be coming back.
He said they called her line later on Sunday but it was not going through and that since then, they heard nothing from her until four days later when a police officer came and informed him of her death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the killing of Patience and said the suspect had since been arrested after the Commissioner of Police directed his arrest.