A man in Owerri has murdered by gunshot to the head for refusing to marry him.
The Imo State Police Command have commenced investigations into the death of Onyinyechi Okegbulam from Egbu in Owerri North Local Government Area. She was allegedly killed by her boyfriend for refusing his marriage proposal.
Onyinyechi, 22, was until her untimely death, a final year student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state, Nigerian Watch reports.
She was apparently shot in the head at point blank range by her enraged boyfriend in the village after she rejected his offer of marriage.
According to eyewitness reports, the deceased was lured out of her family home by the boyfriend at night after she rejected him and was then shot.
Another source claimed that soon after the murder, the young man tried to smuggle Onyinyechi’s lifeless body into his car but took off when a woman raised alarm, which attracted several people to the scene.
The embittered boyfriend is believed to have been responsible for the entire educational expenses of the girl and it was this that infuriated him. Police have declared the suspect wanted and it remains unknown whether any arrest has been made.
One local resident 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.” A spokesman from the Imo State Police Command confirmed the incident saying they are investigating the matter and the late girl’s parents are cooperating with them.