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Sierra Leone Police Arrest Wanted Nigerian Man Who Allegedly Killed Girlfriend

 

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the arrest of one Benjamin Nnanyereugo for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Augusta Osedion, by the Sierra Leonean police force.

Speaking with our correspondent on Saturday morning, Hundeyin said the Nigerian police have confirmed his arrest.

“He was arrested by the Sierra Leone Police Force, and we are working on extradition of him to Nigeria,” he said.

Details of his arrest are still sketchy at the time of filling this report.

Earlier, the Lagos State Police Command had declared Nnanyereugo wanted for the death of his girlfriend.

The police, in a statement, said Nnanyereugo was suspected to have murdered the 21-year-old lady on July 13, 2023, in his home at Oral Estate in the Ajah area of the state.

The statement read in part, “Following the exhaustion of all available options to bring him in, he is declared wanted.

The suspect is 26, approximately 5’95’9 ft tall, and hails from Abia State. He is dark in complexion and speaks English, Igbo, and pidgin English fluently.

“If seen, please contact the nearest police station or call 0803 688 5727.”

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