The Bayelsa state police command has commenced investigation into the alleged murder of Jennifer Ugadu, a student of Niger Delta University (NDU), by James Matol, her boyfriend.

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According to NAN, Asinmin Butswait, the command’s spokesman, broke the news in a statement on Wednesday.

Butswait said preliminary investigation on the matter revealed that the deceased was shot in her apartment by her boyfriend, who is said to be a soldier.

The police spokesman added that officers from the command recovered the decomposing corpse of the 23-year-old — who is a second-year student in the faculty of education — at her apartment.

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He added that Mike Okoli, the state commissioner of police, has directed an investigation into the incident so as to ensure those behind it are brought to justice.

“The corpse was discovered on July 13. Preliminary investigation reveals that the deceased was shot in her apartment by her boyfriend, James Matol, who is allegedly a member of the Nigerian Army,” the statement read.

“Investigations also reveal that the deceased was last seen with the boyfriend on July 11.”

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The institution had been in the news recently as a result of protests by students over the decision of the management to introduce uniforms.



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