The Abuja Police Command has arrested a man identified as Ugochukwu Joseph for the alleged murder of his fiancée, one Evelyn Alifia in Lugbe area of the state.
According to reports, the couple started dating in May 2021, and got engaged in August of the same year. The suspect reportedly moved into the deceased’s house afterwards because he was unemployed and didn’t have an accommodation.
It was gathered that Evelyn shouldered the financial responsibilities of Ugochukwu, who was said to have physically assaulted her at the slightest provocation.
She had planned to move out of the apartment over his constant abuse. However on Saturday, February 19, they got into an argument during which he allegedly strangled her to death and fled.
“After running to a safer place, Ugochukwu called Evelyn’s father in the village intimidating him of Evelyn’s death, that he should come and carry his daughter’s corpse. He also called a brother in-law to say the same thing. It was the father who called from the village to inform the siblings in Abuja. That was how the news broke out,” a source said.
Her corpse was reportedly recovered by the police on Monday, February 21.
Friends of the deceased have taken to social media to mourn her untimely demise.