Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Ifeanyi Njoku for allegedly killing his 24-year-old girlfriend, Precious Okeke, in an estate at Badore, in the Ajah area of the State.
Njoku was said to have killed his live-in lover in their residence on Oke Street, for ritual purposes after a native doctor, who was assisting him, instructed him to have sex with Okeke’s corpse.
The suspect was said to have engaged in the illicit act with the corpse for six days, as the stench emanating from his apartment prompted his neighbours to inform the management of the estate.
According to Punch, a source identified as Elizabeth John, said during a search of the apartment, Okeke’s decomposing corpse was found.
She said, “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 state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident said that the deceased and the suspect were lovers.
He said, “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.”