A man was arrested for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend in his home. The suspect was said to have invited the deceased lady over to his apartment in the morning and shot her dead with his pump-action rifles.
CP Oyebade said the suspect and the deceased lady are both married to different partners and have been in a relationship with each other since 2013.
The suspect who goes by the name Igwe told the journalists this:
“The deceased, Ijeoma Chibuzo, was my girlfriend. We started dating in 2013. I didn’t know that she was married. In the course of our relationship, she became pregnant but we agreed that she would abort the pregnancy.
I gave her N600,000 for the abortion and for her upkeep. Not long after, she came back and took N200,000 and another N400,000, because of the pregnancy. I even had to sell my house worth more than N1 million, all to appease her to abort the pregnancy.
Then I realized that she was just defrauding me because of the pregnancy. When I was tired of the issue of Ijeoma using the pregnancy to blackmail me, I decided to invite her to my house when she demanded another N600,000.
She came around 10:30 am on July 9, 2017. Immediately she arrived, I went inside my bedroom, picked one of my pump-action rifles and shot her dead.”
CP Oyebade further said the husband of the deceased, Onuoha Chibuzo, was invited to the station to identify the corpse before it was taken to the mortuary, adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the police are done with investigations.