A Police Sergeant, Anthony Kachukwu, has been arrested following the death of his girlfriend, Justina Omofuma, in a Lagos hotel.
The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the development on Thursday.
Kachukwu and Omofuma, who have had a long relationship known to their families, were said to have spent the night in an hotel in Surulere area of Lagos State before the girlfriend slumped and died.
However, the lady’s family said they do not have any issue with the policeman, as they have known both of them as lovebirds for a long time.
But Adejobi said Kachukwu is still in detention over Omofuwa’s death.
He said: “The family of the deceased girl wrote that they were not interested in any case and did not allow the police to go on with the autopsy.
“They withdrew the case and revealed that they knew that the two of them were actually close.
“So, the corpse was released to them and buried accordingly.
“However, at our end, the policeman is still facing an orderly room trial.
“From the brief I got, the lady went to meet him at the hotel and she slumped there.
“Anything could have caused the incident, but since we didn’t do any post mortem, we cannot ascertain the immediate or remote cause of death, because the family withdrew the case.”