A naval rating has been arrested over his alleged complicity in the death of a 16-year-old girl in a hotel in Bayelsa State.
The corpse of the deceased, identified as Nengi Enenimiete, was found in November 2022 in the wardrobe of a hotel in Twon Brass, Brass Local Government Area of the state.
VELOXNEWS gathered that Naval Police in conjunction with the operatives of the Nigerian Police and the leadership of youths in the community were able to identify and arrest the naval rating involved in the dastardly act.
A source in the community told VELOXNEWS that the arrested naval rating is in the custody of the Nigerian Navy located at Egweama in Brass Local Government Area and will likely be handed over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution after the internal naval trials.
Recalled that the corpse of the 16-year-old was discovered at Blevera Hotel, Brass in November by the manager. The corpse showed no signs of physical injuries, mutilation or strangulation.
But the indigenes of Twon Brass community had demanded an autopsy and arrest of the mystery male guest seen with the deceased.
Confirming the incident to VELOXNEWS, 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, female, 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.”

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