A 24-year-old man, Daniel Chukwudiebele Okocha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for stabbing his girlfriend Nkechi Vivian Agwor, to death for allegedly cheating on him.
The crime was committed at Egbeda area of Lagos, as Okocha said he watched her die 45 minutes after he had stabbed her.
Naija News learnt that trouble started when the deceased insisted on going to church.
The argument degenerated into a fight after the suspect who felt his girlfriend had an “appointment” with another man who attends the same church with her, refused to allow her to leave the house.
Okocha who was arrested at his hideout has already pleaded guilty to the crime. A police officer who confirmed the arrest said;
“Daniel has confessed to the murder. He told us that he killed his lover because he was suspecting that she was cheating on him.
“He told us that on a fateful day, Nkechi had told him that she was going to church, but he warned her to sit down at home as he suspected that she was having an appointment with another man who attends the same church with her.
The police explained that Nkechi refused to obey him while insisting that she was going to the church.
Okocha was then said to have picked a fight with her and stabbed her severally.
However, the police believed that he is lying due to some messages they found on her phone from him.
According to them, his messages showed that he had the intentions of killing her.
“He wrote that he killed her and watched her die for 45 minutes. He went further to say, ‘I gave her life, but she refused to give me back’. With these statements, we are convinced that he planned and executed the killing.
“The irony of the whole thing is that the two of them are from the same town, Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha-South Local Government Area of Delta State. A preliminary investigation showed that though they had one child, they were not legally married.
“We were told that the mother of the deceased is taking care of the child. We were told that the suspect was so possessive and jealous that at one time, he attempted to kill himself by drinking a poisonous substance, Snipper. We were told that it was the deceased that rushed him to the hospital where he was revived.
“After committing the dastardly act, Daniel took to his heels, but we extended our dragnets to all corners of the state. Our efforts paid off when he was picked up from his hideout in Lagos Island. The question we asked him was, where was he running to since the two of them came from the same town?”
The suspect is presently being drilled at the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.