NAN learnt that Mr Osamuyi Osamudiame, a 30-year-old builder, said to be the boyfriend and his younger brother, have been detained at New Etete Police Station in Benin for questioning in connected with the death.
Mr Pius Idemudia, the deceased’s elder bother, told NAN that his late sister’s boyfriend was suspected to have been the last person seen with her the night before she died.
He recalled that she had recently opted to quit the relationship but the boy friend had insisted on continuing with it.
“We live in the same house but in different apartments; so I was surprised this morning when I was going out I said I should just go to her room. That was when I saw her lifeless body in the room.
“I later found out that her boyfriend was with her in the house yesterday.
“We decided to take her to the hospital because her body was still warm but when we got to Stella Obasanjo Hospital, we were told the workers were on strike.
“Then we took her to St. Mary Magdalene private hospital where the doctor confirmed her dead.
According to him, there was no physical injury, but blood and foam were seen coming out of her mouth and nose, ” he said.
Also speaking, Miss Itoha Idemudia, the late Helen’s immediate elder sister, said the deceased had told her that Osamudiamen planned to kill her if she refused to marry him.
When NAN visited Aiewoyor Memorial Clinic where late Helen was supposed to have resumed on afternoon duty, the Medical Director of the clinic, Dr. Wilson Osarogriagbon, described the deceased as a reserved and dedicated nurse.
Meanwhile, a police officer, Mr Kingsley Gwazia, who visited the scene to confirm the incident, refused to comment, but expressed shock when he saw the lifeless body of late Helen.
Further efforts to get comments from the police proved fruitless as the investigating police officer, one Mr. Friday, at the new Etete police station referred NAN to the state police spokesman, Mr Peter Ogboi.
When contacted, Ogboi said he was not on duty and therefore could not comment on the matter. (NAN)