The incident caused pandemonium at Agudama- Epie in Yenagoa, as residents trooped out to catch a glimpse of James, being whisked away in a police van.
Investigations indicated that trouble started between James and Rita at their White House road residence, Agudama- Epie, when James was caught sucking the breast of Rita’s sister, Juliet.
According to reports, Juliet who is breast feeding her baby paid a visit to her sister at her residence. During the night, James allegedly crawled up and started sucking Juliet’s breast, while she was sleeping.
Findings indicated that Juliet who was woken up by this bizarre development, opened her eyes and saw that it was James who had her breast in his mouth.
All pleas by James to Juliet not to expose him failed, as she raised the alarm waking up her sister and some neighbours. In this vein, James was reprimanded. However, Rita could not cope with the embarrassment and she decided to end her relationship with James.
Yesterday afternoon neighbours alerted the Akenfa Police station when Rita was found in the pool of her blood with a kitchen knife by her side. The police having been told of the story between Rita and James immediately launched a manhunt for him and he was found unconscious in a nearby bush after taking a substance suspected to be poison.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ansim Butwats, who confirmed the incident said the police are investigating the circumstances that led to Rita’s death.
Butwats said: “Yes, the police have arrested a man called James. He was alleged to have stabbed his girl friend, Rita who is 35 years old to death. The police found Rita in her house with a kitchen knife and James was traced to a nearby bush, where he was found unconscious after taking poison.
“He was rushed to the FMC and the doctors have revived him. He is not dead but Rita is dead and her body has been deposited at the FMC mortuary for autopsy. We took him to his house and the deceased