A 35-year-old man that has been identified as Sunday Ushie has been arrested by men of the Cross River state command of the Nigerian police after allegedly murdering his girlfriend and having sex with her corpse.
Parading the suspect before members of the press in Calabar on Monday, Stae police boss, Mr Hafiz Inuwa intimated the newsmen that the deceased was a mother of two.
In a further discussion with the pressmen. Inuwa had this to say:
“The incident happened on Jan. 27, 2017, following a report at Ikom Divisional Police headquarters from one Cletus Etta of Adijinkpor village that his tenant had killed someone. “Upon receiving this information, my men swung into action and arrested the suspect. “The suspect confessed to have killed the woman before having carnal knowledge of her. “Investigation is ongoing after which the suspect will be charged to court for murder,’’
When quizzed by journalists, the accused told the newsmen that he killed the deceased because she did not afford him the opportunity of sleeping with her while she was alive. According to him, he had invited the woman identified Nnenna Samuel as to his house and killed her with a knife before having carnal knowledge.
As in many cases of this nature, the accused blamed the devil for his actions:
“She was my girlfriend and I knew her for just two months before this incident happened. I had to sleep with her corpse after killing her. “It was strange sleeping with a 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 with her,’’