A 22-year-old girl,Tina Rebecca Sunday, has allegedly killed her uncle in Enugu for attempting to rape her.
This is contained in a statement on Friday by Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu.
It said Miss Sunday, from Ikot Udobang Ukanafon in Akwa Ibom State, was living with the deceased uncle at Ezilo Street, Independence Layout, Enugu until Thursday when the incident happened.
According Amaraizu, the girl claimed that her uncle, Friday Matthew, who was about 48 years old was fond of making sexual advances to her which she declined.
The girl disclosed that on the fateful day at about 8.30p.m, she was lying down expecting the deceased’s 10-year-old son, Thankgod Friday she sent to buy sugar to return, when her uncle thought that she was sleeping and tried to rape her.
The girl then got up instantly and in a bid to resist the uncle, kicked him on his scrotum which angered the deceased who consequently became violent.
Amaraizu said that as the deceased was struggling with the girl, she headed for a stone near the door which she used in hitting his cheek.
“The suspect further disclosed that following the hit of the stone on the cheek of the uncle, he fell down and became unconscious and later died,” he said.
The PPRO quoted the girl as saying “it was not my intention to kill him as I never intended to do so although, he has disturbed me sexually several times.”
Amaraizu noted that when the child of the deceased returned to meet the lifeless body of his father, the suspect ordered him not to shout so as not to attract attention, promising to take care of the young boy.
“She immediately locked up the house and went away with the boy and dropped him at one of their aunt’s place and disappeared”.
“When the police operatives of the New Haven Division command got the report, they swung into action swiftly and was able to arrest the escaping suspect who is now helping the operatives in their investigations.
“The suspect is now regretting her action and begging the police to forgive her as she never intended to kill the uncle”, the statement concluded.
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