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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 28 December 2021


Ghana-returnee flees in Edo over alleged ritual killing of girlfriend

SP Bello Kontongs SP Bello Kontongs

A suspected internet fraudster, aka Yahoo boy, simply known as Osas, is on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend, Elohor Oniorosa, on Christmas Eve in what was believed to be a ritual killing in Benin, Edo State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said the father of the deceased, William Oniorosa, reported the case to the police, adding that investigation was ongoing.

He said, “The suspect’s name is Osas; his surname is unknown. He was a boyfriend of Elohor Oniorosa, daughter of one William Oniorosa, who also reported the incident to the police.

“Investigation is on, while the suspect is on the run. The incident happened on December 24, 2021.”

Punch Metro gathered that the suspect returned from Ghana a week ago.

The incident was said to have taken place in Egor, outskirts of the Benin metropolis, where the suspect hails from.