A 27-year-old man identified as Promise Oliver David has reportedly beaten to death his 18 years old baby mama, Miss Esther Pascal during a domestic fisticuff along the Ebis Mechanic road of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
The deceased Miss Esther Pascal, who has a two-year-old daughter, was beaten to death at about 12am during a fight with her baby father who work at the Bolex car wash.
Our reporter gathered that fight between the two lovers occurred over the issues of feeding and welfare monies for the family.
Residents at the neighborhood said though the quarrels between the lovers had become usual occurrence but they were woken up at about 11.30pm on Sunday by the loud cry of the deceased for help.
“By the time few of us got to their door, it was locked from inside. But we forced it open and met the deceased on the floor. We quickly tried to revive her with water thinking she fainted. But we discovered that she was dead. We immediately apprehended the man and alerted the police.”
While few residents claimed the man used a heavy object to hit the woman on the head, others claimed she was dealt a heavy blow.
Already some members of the representatives of the Gender Response Initiatives established by the wife of the Bayelsa Governor, Mrs. Glory Diri, have visited the scene of the crime.
Barr. Dise Sheila Ogbise, who is the deputy coordinator a member of the Gender Response Initiative, told reporters that the incident is unfortunate and called for more advocacy to end issues of domestic violence and violence against the girl child.
Contacted on the development, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident and said the suspect has been arrested by the operatives of the Ekeki Police division while further investigation is ongoing.