A 27 years old man identified as Promise Oliver David, resident in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has killed his 18 years old baby mama, Esther Pascal, during a domestic disagreement.
The deceased, Esther Pascal, a mother of a 2yr old daughter was reportedly beaten to death at about 12am during a fight with her baby’s father.
It was gathered that the lovers fought over the issues of feeding and welfare for the family.
Residents at the area disclosed that though the quarrel between the lovers had become a usual occurrence, they were woken up at about 11.30pm on Sunday by the loud cry of the deceased for help.
“By the time a 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 representatives of the Gender Response Initiatives established by the Wife of the Bayelsa Governor, Mrs. Glory Diri, have visited the place.
Barr. Dise Sheila Ogbise, who is the Deputy Coordinator of the group told DAILY POST 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.