Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a female undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Chitere Okoronkwo, for allegedly k!lling her boyfriend, Johnmark Osigwe.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said the 20-year-old Okoronkwo was nabbed on Monday at Ama-Wire Urratta in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the undergraduate allegedly masterminded the k!lling of her estranged lover at Nkwo-Orji on August 8, 2018.
The CP said, “Chitere Okoronkwo, 20, of Umualumaku village in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested at Ama-Wire Uratta in Owerri, Imo State by SARS operatives on Monday.
“She was arrested in connection with the k!lling of one Johnmark Osigwe, 24, at Nkwo-Orji in Owerri on August 16, 2018. It is important to note that the decea$ed was a boyfriend to the suspect.
“When their relationship got sour and ended, the girl demanded compensation. The decea$ed, due to persistent thr€ats to life before being a$$assinated, had paid N1.8m for shop rent and N2m for interior decoration of the shop to the estranged girlfriend.
“Not done with the thr€ats, she demanded N3m, which the decea$ed gave through a lawyer. Before the money was finally paid to the lady, he was k!lled inside his Mercedes SUV.
“After his d€ath, the lady fled to South Africa. Okoronkwo has confessed that she told a guy that she wanted the victim d€ad due to their misunderstanding.”
Galadanchi said the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.