Police arrests man over 22 year-old lover’s death in Anambra


The Anambra State Police Command, has confirmed the arrest of a suspect, Mr Ikenna Asiegbu, who allegedly murdered a 22 year-old, Miss Chidimma Christopher at urutolu village Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of the State.

DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, Public Relations Officer Spokesman of the State Police Command, in a statement, said the apprehended suspect is in Police Custody.

He said that the victim was beaten by the suspect at Mgbakwu and she died in the hospital where she was rushed to.

He said, “It could been recall that on 2/3/2022 at about 11am, information received that the suspect beat 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 State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. Further development shall be communicated please,” Ikenga said

According to an eye witness, under condition of anonymity, the suspect had been in the habit of beating the girl despite caution from neighbours.

She said the deceased had been living with the suspect and recently gave birth about six months ago even though the bride price was yet to be paid.

“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,” she said

She further explained that the suspect was 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.


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