Police arrest suspected killer of commercial sex worker in Delta

By Gabriel Elozino, Asaba

Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT), Garki, Abuja, have arrested one Miss Amrore Oghenevwire, the alleged prime suspect in the murder of a commercial sex worker in a hotel in Ughelli, Delta State.

Her arrest followed concrete intelligence gathering by the police of her alleged involvement in the murder after the force received a petition by the owner of the hotel, Helen Amrore, accusing her of the crime.

Recalled that a sex worker plying her trade at a popular hotel in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, was killed on the 10th of August in her room.

After the incident, the youths in the community (names withheld) where the hotel is located went violent, destroyed the hotel properties and assaulted over 22 of her colleagues and the manager of the hotel before handing them over to the Police in Ughelli A Division.

It was gathered that while others were released, the manager of the hotel was taken to the State Police Headquarters in Asaba before he was later granted bail after preliminary investigation.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Mr Bright Edafe confirmed the incident saying, she was stabbed in the stomach and strangled, adding that investigation has already commenced on the matter.

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However, not satisfied with the manner the matter was being handled by the state command, the owner of the hotel, Helen Amrore, through her lawyer, Oghaimeh S. Friday (Esq) then petitioned the force headquarters to take over the investigations which led to the arrest of the suspect.

According to Helen who spoke to journalists in Ughelli, the suspect was her sister of the same father but different mother and was one of the persons helping to manage the hotel until she personally took over the management of the hotel after suspecting that her sister was shortchanging her and even planning to take over the ownership of the hotel which was an inheritance from her mother.

She said since after relieving her from managing the hotel, the suspect has sworn not to allow her to have peace in running her hotel, adding that she had made various threats in the past of causing problems that will close down the hotel if she could not have her way.

She said, “I am a business woman, I trade in second-hand clothes. I went to Lagos on the 6th of August, to buy goods, and was still in Lagos on the 8th of August, one of my girls that have spent up to five years with me in that hotel, called me that she saw my younger sister, that is Oghenevwire and a man, called Ogboru, whom I know because he is from our village and we even have a land case in court.

“They came with the jeep of the Ogboru alongside three boys, and after they alighted, at the front of my hotel, they began to point at the hotel for the boys to see. After that, they now left. When my girl told me all these, being that, I don’t have any business with them and believed they were not going to do anything outside the law, because my sister has already taken me to court over the case, I asked my girl not to worry not to fear, that nothing was going to happen.

“I was shocked and demoralized when I was called on the 10th that they have killed Confidence, one of my favourite girl. I have been in that hotel for the past 33 years now, and such a thing has never happened until I drove my sister away because she was trying to defraud me.”

Speaking further, she said she decided to involve the police force headquarters because, despite concrete evidence against the suspect, they have refused to arrest the suspects for interrogation, adding that it was the SWAT team that was able to carry out the investigation and arrested the suspect, while her alleged accomplice, Ogboru is now at large.

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