A lady who claimed to be the girlfriend of the suspected killer of slain Benue online vendor, Joy Onoh Ogochuckwu, has cried out to the family of the victim that the ghost of the late Joy is tormenting her.
The lady who gave her name simply as Martha confessed that her boyfriend, Matthew, strangled the late vendor in her room after inviting to deliver some cloths.
According to Martha, in a recorded telephone conversation released by a family member of the late Joy, she wasn’t around when her boyfriend committed the crime.
She claimed she was in the market and when got home, her boyfriend had already killed Joy and gave her Joy’s phone and her bag which has some cash inside with the cloths she came to sell and asked her to run to the village.
“My boyfriend invited her to come and sell cloths in Federal Housing 1st Gate (North Bank Makurdi) so he now strangled her. And collected her bag and her phone and gave me her money that I should travel with it. I should go far. But, I’m scared, the spirit is tormenting me,” Martha lamented.
She said she is now in her village in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
She also said she has been calling Matthew but his number was not connecting adding that she later heard he has been arrested.
KemiFilaniNews reported that Joy Onoh Ogochukwu, 24, graduate of the Department of Mass Communication, Benue State University, Makurdi, was on Tuesday night lured and allegedly raped to death by supposed client who asked her to deliver some clothes.
She was awaiting call up from the National Youth Service Corps before her unfortunate murder.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene who confirmed her murder said a case of a missing person was reported to the Police and a search was conducted.
Anene said on 20th October 2021, Joy’s corpse was discovered at about 7am in a bush at Federal Low Cost.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the killing of Joy Onoh Ogochukwu.
According to a police source the suspects will be charged to court today, Monday 25th October, 2021.