24-year-old man recognized as Saliu Ladayo, who was arrested and despatched to Olokuta jail in Akure, the Ondo State capital in 2018, for the alleged homicide of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Nwamma Confidence Chidiebere, has refused to marry her corpse.
Ladayo allegedly stabbed Chidiebere to demise final Could, for calling him a ‘lazy youth. He later blamed the satan for his actions, saying he was underneath a spell when he killed the lady.
The household of the late Chidiebere had insisted that Ladayo marry her corpse, warning him that if he refuses to take action, his members of the family wouldn’t exceed her age on the time of her demise.
“You could comply with us to our state, Imo, the place the marriage will probably be carried out like a traditional wedding ceremony, with wedding ceremony robes, rings and even the fee of bride value earlier than she could possibly be buried, “the lady’s household had instructed him.
The suspect was stated to have agreed initially to the standard rites association however later modified his thoughts, a household supply stated.
“He’s a Yoruba boy and the Ibo tradition might be unusual to him,” the supply added.
Every day Belief correspondent learnt that Chidiebere’s household was stated to have later softened the situations handed the suspect by monetizing them, however his household had been but to indicate as much as concretise the association.
In response to the mom of the deceased, Mrs Lovelyn Nwamma, the dad and mom of the boy, they learnt, dwell in Lagos, whereas the boy was till the incident lived together with his uncle in Akure.
“We have now requested them to convey cash to carry out the rites with out them however they haven’t proven up, whereas the corpse of our daughter has been mendacity within the mortuary for eight months,” she stated.
The case is pending in court docket and can come up on January 15, 2019.
Each suspect and sufferer had been searching for for admission on the time of Chidiebere’s demise as she had solely lately completed her secondary training earlier than then. Narrating what occurred that fateful day to newsmen, Ladayo stated
“After she returned from writing her West African Examination , some folks on the road instructed her I got here house with one other girl . She was so aggravated that she got here to my place penultimate Saturday, very offended with me , saying a woman got here to her that I got here to ask her out. She began cursing me that if I make love to a different lady , I received ’t make it in life . I appealed to her to chill down , that why would she lay curse on me . I instructed her I can ’t try this and I returned the curse again to her. She left in annoyance. She returned on Could 15 and I requested her to forgive me and we had been speaking. I stated she ought to return the curse and she or he stated she couldn’ t try this and I seized her cellphone. We had been each inside dragging the cellphone. I used to be begging her to return the curse and she or he went out to inform one in every of our neighbours that I seized her cellphone.
“ I instructed the girl what she did and the girl left to name one other neighbour, however earlier than she (first neighbour) got here again , I didn ’t know what came to visit me ; I went to take a knife and stabbed her to demise ,” Ladayo stated.
A supply had earlier revealed that Ladayo and the deceased had incessant disagreement as the previous reportedly complained that his lover used to abuse him and mock him , labeling him a lazy youth with misfortunes. In response to her,
“Each of them had been in the home on the fateful day when an argument ensued between them and the argument led to a struggle, which led the person to take a knife and stab the lady on her chest and different elements of her physique”
She added that folks within the neighbourhood promptly rushed into the home once they heard the cry of the deceased , who was present in a pool of her personal blood , gasping for survival. All efforts to save lots of her life proved abortive as she reportedly gave up the ghost on her technique to the hospital.