A man identified as Ifeanyi Njoku has been arrested for allegedly murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend, Precious Okeke in an estate in Badore, Ajah, Lagos State
Daily Report Nigeria gathered that the lovers stayed on Oke Street, where Njoku allegedly killed his partner for ritual purposes.
The suspect is said to have sexually abused Okeke’s body for six days in the company of a native doctor.
The stench from Njoku’s apartment forced his neighbours to notify the estate’s administration, prompting the arrest of the suspect.
According to Elizabeth John, Okeke’s decomposing body was discovered during a search of the apartment.
“The boy killed his girlfriend about six days ago, and he confessed that he wanted to use the girl for money rituals. He said he was told that he should have sex with his girlfriend’s corpse for seven days, but he was caught on the sixth day. Today (Monday) is supposed to make it the seventh day.
The smell of the corpse had been disturbing neighbours in the compound and other residents. So, they called the estate chairman to help in confirming what was going on in the apartment and while searching the apartment, they found the girl’s body
The boy was arrested and taken to the Lamgbasa Police Station and during interrogation, he confessed that he killed his girlfriend six days ago.
We learnt that the boy offered N6m to kill the case; we also learnt that he brought the girlfriend from the village and they just moved into the estate.”
The incident was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, adding that the deceased and the suspect were lovers.
“Two suspects, Ifeanyi Njoku and Mbam Atunmufor, 36, have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation. Njoku was the one that rented the apartment.”