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Naval Rating Arrested Over Death Of Teenage Girl In Bayelsa Hotel

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January 09, (THEWILL) – A Naval Rating has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the death of a 16-year-old girl, Nengi Enenimiete, whose corpse was found in the wardrobe of a hotel located in Twon Brass, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

It was gathered that the Naval Police in conjunction with the operatives of the Nigerian Police and the Community Youths leadership, were able to identify and arrest the Naval Rating involved in the dastardly act.

A source told Newsmen that the arrested Naval Rating is in the custody of the Nigerian Navy located at Egweama, in Brass Local Government, and will likely be handed over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution after the internal naval trials.

It would be recalled that the corpse of 16-year-old Enenimiete was discovered at the Blevera Hotel in Brass in November 2022, by the manager. The deceased corpse, however, showed no signs of physical injuries, mutilation or strangulation. Indigenes of the Twon Brass community are, however, demanding an autopsy and arrest of the mystery male guest with the deceased.

Confirming the incident to Newsmen, the Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, stated: “On 21st November 2022, the manager of a Hotel in Twon Brass, reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Brass, that he perceived an offensive odour from one of the rooms in the hotel, upon a search he​ discovered a lifeless female corpse hidden inside a wardrobe.

“The​ deceased was later identified as Nengi Enenimiete, F, aged 16. Investigation is ongoing to identify the suspects, who lodge in the hotel room on the night of the incident. The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”

In another development, unknown gunmen on Friday, struck along the Okaka area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, with the abduction of one Mrs. Janet Ibe, wife of a prominent Businessman, James Ibe.

The incident, which occurred at about 7.30pm on Friday, led to a frantic search and tracking of the unidentified gunmen in the state capital. It was gathered that the victim, Janet Ibe, was abducted close to her residence and driven away in her Sienna Car with an Abuja registration number. Her husband was, however, on his way to Port Harcourt in Rivers state when the incident occurred.