Police arrest man who allegedly killed girlfriend, slept with corpse for days

"He said he was told that he should have sex with his girlfriend’s corpse for seven days, but he was caught on the sixth day," a source said.
The Nigeria Police Force
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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended a 24-year-old man for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Precious Okeke, 24, in an estate at Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The suspect, Ifeanyi Njoku, who reportedly committed the crime on Oke Street where he rides with the victim as live-in lovers, was also accused of Necrophilia, according to The PUNCH.

Njoku was suspected to have murdered Okeke for ritual purposes and it was gathered that his accomplice - a native doctor - instructed him to have sex with Okeke’s corpse.

According to reports, Njoku had been sleeping with Okeke's corpse for six days until neighbours who were attracted by the stench emanating from his apartment alerted the estate's management.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “Two suspects, Ifeanyi Njoku and Mbam Atunmufor, 36, have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation. Njoku was the one that rented the apartment.”

Meanwhile, a source, Elizabeth John, told the publication: “The boy killed his girlfriend about six days ago, and he confessed that he wanted to use the girl for money rituals. He said he was told that he should have sex with his girlfriend’s corpse for seven days, but he was caught on the sixth day. Today (Monday) is supposed to make it the seventh day.

“The smell of the corpse had been disturbing neighbours in the compound and other residents. So, they called the estate chairman to help in confirming what was going on in the apartment and while searching the apartment, they found the girl’s body.

“The boy was arrested and taken to the Lamgbasa Police Station and during interrogation, he confessed that he killed his girlfriend six days ago.

“We learnt that the boy offered N6m to kill the case; we also learnt that he brought the girlfriend from the village and they just moved into the estate.”

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