CP launch investigation into mysterious death of 14-year-old girl

CP launch investigation into mysterious death of 14-year-old girl in Bayelsa hotel

The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Alonyenu Iduh, has taken swift action to launch an investigation into the tragic death of a 14-year-old girl at a well-known hotel in Yenagoa on Easter Sunday.

Reports indicate that the hotel’s management along Isaac Boro Expressway alerted the police to the incident, leading to a deeper look into the circumstances surrounding the young girl’s passing.

The girl, identified as Sharon James from Akaibiri community in Ekpetiama Kingdom, Yenagoa Local Government, had checked into the hotel with her boyfriend, a 17-year-old boy whose name has not been disclosed.

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It was reported that around 11pm, the boy discovered the girl in the bathroom, in the pool of her own blood, prompting him to raise an alarm.

“The boy told us that the girl had gone into the bathroom to freshen up and when she did not come out, this caused anxiety for him and he opened the bathroom door, only to see the girl on the floor with her blood, ‘’ a source in the hotel said.

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It was learnt that the boy in panic immediately contacted his elder brother whose room was close to his in the hotel and they both decided to rush the girl to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

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Sources at FMC confirmed that the deceased had deep cuts on her neck and legs suggesting that she was attacked.

It was further gathered that the father of the deceased, Mr Ebitari James has demanded for an autopsy to establish the cause of the death of his daughter.

Meanwhile the Police which is in possession of the CCTV footage has arrested the suspect while a discreet investigation involving some hotel staff and medical personnel at the FMC is on-going.

The Bayelsa Police Command, Police Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police ( SP ), Musa Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said the Criminal Investigation Department ( CID ) of the Police Command is carrying out the order from the CP.

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He assured that the Police would speak on the matter soon to intimidate the public with its preliminary findings. And that further development would be communicated publicly.

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