A 22-year-old Chidimma Christopher has allegedly been killed by her boyfriend who was identified as Ikenna Asiegbu, in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the state police command’s spokesperson confirmed the arrest, saying that the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
The police spokesperson said: “The suspect, Mr Ikenna Asiegbu, who allegedly murdered a 22-year-old Miss Chidimma Christopher, at Urutolu village in Mgbakwu, has been apprehended and he is now in custody.
“We received information that the suspect beat up and murdered the victim in his house at Mgbakwu. The victim was rescued and rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty.
“Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. Further development shall be communicated please,” he said.
The victim, Chidimma, was said to have had a baby after a long period of co-habitation with Asiegbu, her alleged murderer.
Mrs Ngozi Nwude, an eyewitness, had told neighbours that the suspect had been in the habit of beating the girl despite cautions from them, the neighbours.
The eyewitness said, “She had been living with the suspect since. She is from Enugwu Agidi in Njikoka LGA of the state, but her mother is from Mgbakwu. The boy has been in the habit of beating her, now see the corpse.”
Ikenna Asiegbu was allegedly beating the girl before she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where the doctor confirmed to him that she was dead.
Some youths who got angry upon seeing the corpse, descended on the suspect, beating him to stupor.
The youths tried to set him ablaze before the vigilante operatives waded in and whisked him away to their office from where police authorities were contacted and later picked him up to their station.
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