Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Man shoots girlfriend dead after her parents asked for bride price

An ex-vigilante boss identified as Uche (surname withheld) has allegedly killed his girlfriend over a new born baby at the weekend.

Trouble started when the suspect demanded custody of his baby without paying her mother’s bride price and her parents refused to release the baby.
The suspect, who was a security man at her street in GRA, Onitsha, fell in love with the girl before he was sacked from the duty in December 2014.

When the parents of the girl asked him to pay the bride price to formalize the marriage, he allegedly brought out a gun and shot the girl in the chest.

Two days to her death, the suspect observed that the parents of the girl were not at home. When he visited their house and met the girl, he wanted to forcibly take the baby but she resisted.

He then collected all her clothes and those of the baby and proceeded to set them ablaze after which he left the house.

Two days later, he visited again and asked the girl to come for a discussion in the compound. As they were walking towards the gate, he turned round and brought out a gun and shot the girl in the chest and fled.

When neighbours came out to ascertain   what was happening, they found the girl lying dead at the gate.

When our correspondent visited the scene of the incident at Regina Nwankwo Street, GRA, Onitsha, the family and neighbours were seen in groups discussing the issue, but nobody was ready to speak to the press.

When contacted, the DPO of Central Police Station, Onitsha, Mr Isa Abubkar (CSP), said the suspect had been arrested and investigation was ongoing before the suspect is charged to court.


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