Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nigerian man stabs fiancée to death in Texas

Evelyne Ebane Epiepang, Osa Alohaneke
Culled from Punch

Within the past decade, nearly 12,000 American women, including undocumented, resident aliens and naturalised citizens, were murdered by their current or estranged lovers. This number clearly is more than the number of American soldiers killed in the recent wars against terrorism.

Last Wednesday, Osa Alohaneke, a Nigerian resident in Texas, added his estranged fiancée, Evelyne Ebane Epiepang to the sad statistics.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office said in a statement that 56-year-old Osa Alohaneke had been charged with murder. He was being held without bond at the county jail. Deputies arrived at the Mission Bend home Wednesday night and discovered 52-year-old Epiepang dead inside. Her sister was taken to a hospital for treatment from injuries that were not life threatening. Deputies earlier in the day had received a call from the woman but when they arrived, Alohaneke had left.

Alohaneke is currently housed by the county jail . County Court Clerk, Ms. Courtney Henshaw confirmed that “Mr. Alohaneke is in custody, charged with the murder of his fiancée, Ms. Epiepang.

He is expected to see a judge between two and six weeks. Until then, there is nothing else to share with you, Mr. Jebose. If you need additional information, please contact the Fort Bend County Court house.”

The motive of Alohaneke’s deadly rage seems as confusing as his detention, charge and custody. Other reports indicated that he is being held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while another report confirmed he is in custody of the Fort Bend County Sherriff department. Ms. Courtney attempted a clarification thus, “If he is not a citizen of United States with alleged murder crime, then you should understand why it’s appropriate for ICE to be involved. But I can tell you from our records that he is in detention. Mr. Jebose, once again, I refer you to the Court House for schedules of his court appearance and any other information that would help you.”

An enquiry at the county court house with regards to court schedules, appearances and charges of Mr. Alohaneke could not be found, even though the Sherriff stated that he had been charged with murder.

Ms. Jamie Garza, county court clerk told JB, Tuesday evening during a telephone conversation that “he is not yet in the system, I can’t tell you anything because I do not have any information of him in the system.”

The motives of Alohaneke’s crime are still sketchy as friends of the couple are shocked and in disbelief. Family members and friends are in awe of the violent butcher of a dear friend by a man she loved through the years. The only person with reasons for the gruesome end to her life is Alohaneke who is sitting in the county jail, waiting first court date within the next six weeks.

Close family source stated that Alohaneke arrived earlier in their residence angered by a misunderstanding between the couple. He initially walked away and returned later in the day. He went to the kitchen, seized a knife and attacked his fiancée and her sister who was also in the house.

He allegedly began to slice the body of his fiancée, chasing the sister around the living room, catching up with her and also cutting her severely. Alohaneke inflicted fatal stabs on Evelyne. After his horrific butchering, he called the police, allegedly informing them that he had stabbed his fiancee to death. The police responded to his emergency call. They pulled in front of the Mission Bend area home of the couple, found him standing outside, soaked in the blood of the victims: Evelyne was pronounced dead at the scene while her sister was rushed to the hospital.

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