A young man, identified as Ifeanyi Njoku, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his 24-year-old girlfriend, Precious Okeke, in an estate situated at Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

Scene of the incident

It was gathered that Njoku killed his girlfriend for ritual purposes and had sex with with her corpse as instructed by a native doctor who was helping him with the process.

He had slept with his girlfriend’s corpse for six corpse before the stench emanating from his apartment caught the attention of his neighbors and prompted them to report to the estate’s management.

An eyewitness who spoke with Punch said,

“The boy killed his girlfriend about six days ago, and he confessed that he wanted to use the girl for money rituals. He said he was told that he should have sex with his girlfriend’s corpse for seven days, but he was caught on the sixth day. Today (Monday) is supposed to make it the seventh day.

“The smell of the corpse had been disturbing neighbours in the compound and other residents. So, they called the estate chairman to help in confirming what was going on in the apartment and while searching the apartment, they found the girl’s body.

“The boy was arrested and taken to the Lamgbasa Police Station and during interrogation, he confessed that he killed his girlfriend six days ago.

“We learnt that the boy offered N6m to kill the case; we also learnt that he brought the girlfriend from the village and they just moved into the estate.”

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirming the incident disclosed that they were a live-in couple.

Hundeyin said;

“Two suspects, Ifeanyi Njoku and Mbam Atunmufor, 36, have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation. Njoku was the one that rented the apartment.”