The sudden death of one Joy Osain, who lives in Agbura Community, Yenagoa, Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, has sparked controversy. Some persons were said to be blaming the death on the deceased saying that she drank sniper and died following a disagreement between her and her 28-year-old boyfriend, Eze Augustus.
On the Boxing Day when people were exchanging gifts and making merry, the late Joy reportedly engaged in a quarrel with her boyfriend at the man’s house in Azikoro in the capital city of Yenagoa.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: ”The girl was an indigene of Agbura while the guy is from AziKoro community both in Yenagoa LGA. She was a fruit seller at Azikoro.
“Her boyfriend avoided her on Christmas day. She went to wait in front of his door on 26th of December but saw another girl in his house.
“She became angry and fought with him. He allegedly beat her. But the girl kept saying she would not be alive and watch another girl take her man. We didn’t know she meant it. She was said to have gulped sniper and died”.
However, another version claimed that the boyfriend beat the deceased to death and poured the insecticide in her mouth to make it look like a suicide.
Investigations showed that angered by the development, the family members of the deceased stormed August’s house in the area and destroyed it.
But the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the development and said the suspect reported the matter and was arrested for further investigations.
He said: “On 26/12/2019 at about 22:30, one Eze Augustus ‘M” 28years of Azikoro Village, Yenagoa, reported at the police division that his girlfriend, one Joy Osain ‘F” of Agbura community age 28years has drunk sniper and died.
“The corpse of the deceased was recovered and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre Yenagoa for autopsy.
“The said Eze Augustus has been detained for further interrogation. Investigation is ongoing”. (The Nation)