Onyinyechi Okegbulam of Egbu in Owerri North local government area of Imo state has allegedly been shot dead by her boyfriend for refusing his marriage proposal.
Speaking with Vanguard, a source recalled that on Saturday, October 31, the man lured his girlfriend out of her family home at about 7 pm.
“Some people, who were close to the scene of the crime that night, reported that as soon as the boy saw the girl approaching him, he fired at her,” he said.
According to another source, after killing the girl, the young man tried to smuggle her lifeless body into his car but had to run away for safety when a woman passing by noticed him and raised the alarm.
Meanwhile, a resident of the area revealed that the boyfriend had paid for the education of the girl, who later dumped him. A 22-year-old Onyinyechi was a final year student of Federal Polytechnic in Nekede, Owerri West local government area of the state.
“We heard that the boy picked the bills for the girl’s education, but that the girl later abandoned the boy and opted to marry another man.
“We have even heard that the marriage has been fixed before the boyfriend struck,” the resident said.
A reliable source in the state police headquarters in Owerri said that the police started investigating the matter, adding that they were cooperating with parents of the deceased.
Earlier this year, another tragedy happened in Ubomiri community of Mbaitoli local government area of the state.
An undergraduate student met his death at the hands of his secondary school girlfriend who never wanted him to see her family.
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