Man Who Is Hurt That Girlfriend Left Him After Sending Her To School, Shoots Her Dead In Imo

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One Miss Onyinyechi Okegbulam of Egbu in Owerri North Local
Government Area of Imo State has allegedly been killed by her boyfriend for refusing
his marriage proposal. A source, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, told
Vanguard that the girl was shot in the head at close range by her supposed
boyfriend in the village.
The source recalled that the deceased was, last Saturday,
lured out of her family home by the boyfriend at about 7p.m.
“Some people, who were close to the scene of the crime that
night, reported that as soon as the boy saw the girl approaching him, he fired
at her,” the source said.

Another source claimed that soon after shooting the girl,
the young man tried to smuggle Onyinyechi’s lifeless body into his car but
scampered for safety when a woman raised alarm, which attracted several people
to the scene.
‘He paid for the girl’s education’
Another story, however, had it that the boyfriend was
responsible for the entire educational expenses of the girl, who later ditched
him.
A resident of the area said: “We heard that the boy picked
the bills for the girl’s education, but that the girl later abandoned the boy
and opted to marry another man.
“We have even heard that the marriage has been fixed before
the boyfriend struck.”
The 22-year-old Onyinyechi was, until her untimely death, a
final year student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri West Local Government
Area of the state.
Although the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew
Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of police, could not be reached at press time,
a reliable source in the state police headquarters, Owerri, confirmed that
police had waded into the matter.
The police source said: “Police have started investigating
the incident and the late girl’s parents are cooperating with us. Police will
get to the root of the case.”

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