A 27-year-old man,  identified as Oliver Promise, has allegedly beaten his 18-year-old lover, known as  Esther Pascal, to death.

The lovers, who had a two-year-old daughter together, reportedly fought at their residence in the Amarata area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Sunday.

NEWSNAIJA gathered that the fight bordered on money for upkeep and welfare of the family.

Some residents said the relationship had been on constant disagreements, adding that they were awoken by the cry of the deceased for help around midnight.

A  Community resident, name withheld, said, “By the time a few of us got to their door, it was locked from inside. But we forced it open and met the deceased on the floor.

“We quickly tried to revive her with water, thinking that she fainted. But we discovered that she was dead. We immediately apprehended the man and alerted the police.”

Asinim Butswat,  A spokesperson for the state police command, said the suspect, who is a car wash operator, had been arrested and an investigation was ongoing.