The suspect, who is said to be a college graduate, lived in a rented room with his late lover, a student at Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area.
According to sources familiar with the incident, the suspect accused the deceased of infidelity on Saturday night, July 16, 2022.
The accusation is said to have sparked a heated argument which resulted in the lady’s death.
The suspect, who has a child with the woman, reportedly took her to the state general hospital, where her death was confirmed.
“It happened today (Saturday) in Ozoro. A guy beat his girlfriend to death with a machete. People said he did it while under the influence and didn’t run away after killing her. Instead, he took her to a general hospital.
“I just confirmed that the girl was a student at the school but the guy wasn’t. Maybe he graduated. The guy must have been drugged last night. This morning the guy recovered.
“After seeing what he had done, he rushed the girl to the hospital,” said one of the sources, who asked not to be mentioned in this report.
However, in a video circulating on social media, the suspect was seen being whipped by a mob and the deceased lying on a stretcher.