By Ikeugonna Eleke
A man identified as Ikenna Asiegbu has allegedly killed his girlfriend, a 22-year old, in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the arrest and said the matter had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Ikenga said the suspect, Asiegbu, who allegedly murdered 22-year old Miss Chidimma Christopher at Urutolu Village, Mgbakwu, had been apprehended and was now in police 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,’ Ikenga said.
Asiegbu allegedly murdered the victim, who was said to have had a baby with him, after a long period of co-habitation.
An eye witness, Mrs Ngozi Nwude, had told neighbours that the suspect had been in the habit of beating the girl despite caution from neighbours.
‘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 was in the habit of beating her; now see the corpse,’ Nwude said.
The suspect, Ikenna Asiegbu, was allegedly beating the girl before she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where the doctor confirmed that she was dead.
Some angry youths upon seeing the corpse, descended on the suspect, beating him to stupor.
They tried to set him ablaze before vigilante operatives waded in and whisked him away to their office from where police authorities were contacted.