A man, Daniel Okocha, has been arrested for killing his girlfriend, Nkechi Agwor, over suspicion of cheating in Lagos.
Okocha, 22, had taken to his heels after allegedly stabbing Agwor, 20, in the neck with a knife in the apartment they shared in Egbeda area of Lagos last Sunday.
However, detectives at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba traced him to his hideout in Lagos Island.
He was said to have confessed to the crime after his arrest, saying he stabbed her because he suspected that she was cheating on him.
A policeman, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that Okocha confessed that they had a disagreement which resulted in physical combat.
“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 the 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.
“He said when Nkechi refused to obey him and insisted that she was going to the church, he picked a fight with her and stabbed her several times. We believe he was telling a cock and bull story because the message he typed in the deceased phone showed that he had the intention 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. Preliminary investigation showed that though they had one child, but 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?” Guardian quoted the policeman as saying.