A 22-year-old girl identified as Chidimma Christophe has been beaten to death by his boyfriend identified as Ikenna Asiegbu.
It was gathered that the incident happened in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Confirming the sad development, the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
“The suspect, Mr. Ikenna Asiegbu, who allegedly murdered a 22-year-old Miss Chidimma Christopher, at Urutolu village in Mgbakwu, has been apprehended and he is now in custody.
“We received information that the suspect beat up and murdered the victim in his house at Mgbakwu. The victim was rescued and rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty.
“Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. Further development shall be communicated please.”
According to an eye witness Mrs Ngozi Nwude, the suspect had been beating the girl despite caution from neighbours.
According to her, the deceased had been living with the suspect and recently gave birth about six months ago even though the bride price was yet to be paid.
The suspect was allegedly beating the girl before she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where the doctor confirmed to him that she was dead.
Some angry youths upon seeing the corpse, descended on the suspect, beating him to stupor.
They tried to set him ablaze before vigilante operatives whisked him away to their office from where police authorities were contacted.