A 27-year-old man, John Aipoh, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for killing his 24-year-old lover, Precious Ikpikhumi, after she called off their four-year relationship.
According to reports, Precious who is a final year student of the Institute of Health Technology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, had gone missing after she went to church and failed to return.
It was gathered that John and Precious were having issues in their relationship, which led John to abduct her, took her to an uncompleted building where he killed her, and then moved to an unknown destination.
John was apprehended after a thorough investigation, and he confessed to killing Precious after she called off their four year relationship.
He added that he took her to an uncompleted building and strangled her to death.
Precious had sent a voice message to a friend, expressing her fears that John would kill her for ending their relationship.
Precious, in the voice note, said, ”What I want to let you know is that it is not those two boys that are making me to do all these things.
”I have been telling John about my desire to quit for a long time, however, John said I cannot tell him that I am tired of the relationship as he was the one who approached me and he is the one who will decide when it will end.
”I told him even if you force me to date you, hope you know you cannot force me to marry you?
”It is better we have a broken relationship now than a broken marriage.
”I can’t, please. I cannot die. If it happens that truly he harms me or kills because I refused to continue dating him, I know it shall never be well with him. My blood will always cry over his head.
”I have made up my mind. If is that I will die in this relationship, a fly that fails to hear word is one that follows the corpse into the grave. Since I won’t listen, I will bear anything John does to me.”
On May 1st, 2022, a disgruntled John reportedly carry out his threat to ”end her” when he dragged her to an uncompleted building and killed her by using her scarf to strangle her.
Following his arrest, John took the police to the uncompleted building where he dumped Precious’s lifeless body.
Precious’s body has been deposited in the morgue while the culprit is now in police custody and will be charged to court as soon as possible.