A 22-year-old final year student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri has allegedly been killed by her boyfriend for refusing his marriage proposal.
The decease identified as Onyinyechi Okegbulam, was shot in the head at close range by her supposed boyfriend in the village.
liveschoolnews.org learnt that the deceased was, last Saturday, lured out of her family home by the boyfriend at about 7p.m.
A source reported that as soon as the boy saw the girl approaching him, he fired at her.
Another source claimed that soon after shooting the girl, the young man tried to smuggle Onyinyechi’s lifeless body into his car but scampered for safety when a woman raised alarm, which attracted several people to the scene.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that the boyfriend was responsible for the entire educational expenses of the girl.
A resident of the area said: “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.”
Although the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of police, could not be reached at press time, a reliable source in the state police headquarters, Owerri, confirmed that police had waded into the matter.
The police source said: “Police have started investigating the incident and the late girl’s parents are cooperating with us. Police will get to the root of the case.”
May her soul rest in peace
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