A 20-year-old student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) identified as Chitere Okoronkwo, has been apprehended by operatives of the Imo state police command for allegedly killing her boyfriend identified as Johnmark Osigwe.
While parading the alleged killer, Chitere Okoronkwo, before newsmen at the Imo State command’s headquarters yesterday February 12th, the Imo state Commissioner of Police identified as Dasuki Galadanchi, stated that investigations by the police, clearly showed that Chitere Okoronkwo and Johnmark Osigwe were lovers and after they broke up after dating, it was then known that she allegedly masterminded his killing on August 8, 2018, and afterwards travelled to South Africa to escape any form of punishment.
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The Imo State Commissioner of Police said in a statement:
“Chitere Okoronkwo, 20, of Umualumaku village in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested at Ama-Wire Uratta in Owerri, Imo State by SARS operatives on Monday. She was arrested in connection with the murder of one Johnmark Osigwe, 24, at Nkwo-Orji in Owerri on August 16, 2018. It is important to note that the deceased was a boyfriend to the suspect.
“When their relationship got sour and ended, the girl demanded compensation. The deceased, due to persistent threats to life before being assassinated, had paid N1.8m for shop rent and N2m for interior decoration of the shop to the estranged girlfriend. Not done with the threats, she demanded N3m, which the deceased gave through a lawyer. Before the money was finally paid to the lady, he was murdered inside his Mercedes SUV.
“After his death, the lady fled to South Africa. Okoronkwo has confessed that she told a guy that she wanted the victim dead due to their misunderstanding.”
However, the Imo State commissioner of police has stated that more investigations are currently going on and that the suspect would be charged to court soon if investigations are concluded.