Man kills girlfriend, sleeps with corpse

Chidi Samuel

The Police in Cross River State, South- South, Nigeria, have arrested a 35 year old  man, Sunday Ushie, for allegedly killing his girlfriend and sleeping with her corpse.

The suspect, a cocoa farmer from Akparabong, in Ikom Local Government Area of the State, who committed the crime on 26, January,2017 was paraded before newsmen on Monday.

Ushie reportedly confessed to killing the “girlfriend”, identified as Nnena Samuel, because she refused to have sex with him while she was alive.

The suspect said, “It is the work of the devil. I do not know how. I am the one that killed her. I killed her with knife. She was my girlfriend and I knew her for just two months before this incident happened. I slept with her corpse after killing her.”

“It was strange sleeping with a dead corpse. I never had sex with her when she was alive because she never gave me that opportunity. I was always giving her money but she didn’t allow us to have sex.”

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Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, the acting Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, said the case was reported by the victim’s tenant.

According to him, “This happened on January 27, 2017 at about 10.55 hours, following a report at the Ikom Divisional Police headquarters from one Cletus Etta of Adijinkpor village that his tenant was brutally murdered.”

“Her right hand and left leg and mouth were severed by the suspect. The children of the deceased, Hezekiah (11) and Ezekiel (9) confirmed to the police that their mother was invited out by the suspect on the night of January 26 but did not return home.

“The suspect has been arrested in connection to the crime and he confessed that he killed the woman before having carnal knowledge of her. Investigation is ongoing and after which he will be charged to court for murder.”