A man has been arrested by Rivers state police for allegedly killing his 21-year-old girlfriend.
A 28-year-old man identified as Ahamehule Chukwu, a resident of Eliozu community, in Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by officers of the Rivers State Police Command, for allegedly murdering his 21-yearold girl friend identified as Ifeayinwa Ani.
The lifeless body of Ifeayinwa, who is reported to have been head over heels in love with her lover-turned-killer to the extent that she moved him with him even though they were not yet married, was discovered in front of the Eliozu Health Centre by the Chief Medical Officer of the centre, Dr. Ama Flag-Amachree, recently.
Dr. Flag-Amachree who reported the matter to the Okporo Divisional Police Station, disclosed that she notice three incisions on Ifeanyiwa’s buttocks which she had reason to believe where caused by injection syringe. The Chief Medical Officer told the police that Ifeayinwa’s lifeless body was dumped in front of the health centre by unknown persons.
But according to police investigation, Ahamehule who attended Government Technical College, Port Harcourt and his heartthrob had a cosy relationship until he alleged that the late Ifeayinwa started receiving some suspicious phone calls, supposedly from members of the opposite sex.
Ahamehule tearfully confided in the police during questioning that he was enraged by the frequent calls from unknown persons, and in anger, he asked Ifeayinwa out of his family house where they had been cohabiting since 2012. Ifeayinwa’s father, Godwin Ani, told the police at Okporo Police Station that Ifeayinwa, his fourth daughter, was cohabiting with Ahamehule before her death.
Ani told the police that he never approved of his daughter’s decision to move in with her man, saying he had gone to Ahamehule’s family and asked his daughter to return home, but his plea fell on deaf ears, even as Ifeayinwa had claimed that Ahamehule owed her the sum of N51,000, and vowed not to return to her father until Ahamehule paid his alleged debt.
Upon Dr. Flag-Amachree’s shock find and the statement made to the police by Ifeayinwa’s father, the police at Okporo Divisional Police went to Ahamehule’s family home to arrest the suspect, but discovered that he had absconded from his family home. Ahamehule later came to the police station with his lawyer. Ahamehule in his statement to the police stated that he saw Ifeayinwa last in November last year.
He disclosed that he gave her N20, 000 which she needed for an abortion. Speaking on the matter, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, stressed: “It is important that parents should stress the importance of living a responsible life to their children…
Abortion is a dangerous option, and so people who have no desire to raise children should abstain… many things are happening. We need to properly instruct our children and wards,” he said. Ogunsakin, however, said that the matter has been referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Command for further investigation, adding that Ahamehule will be charged to court if found guilty.