Man kills girlfriend for refusing his proposal after sponsoring her education
Vanguard reports that Okegbulam, a native of Egbu in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State was on Saturday lured out of her family house by her estranged lover at about 7 pm before shooting her in the head at a close range.
“Some people, who were close to the scene of the crime that night, reported that as soon as the boy saw the girl approaching him, he fired at her,” a source revealed.
The report continued that immediately after shooting Okegbulam, the estranged lover attempted to smuggle her corpse into his car but had to scamper for safety when a woman raised alarm.
Explaining what transpired, another source revealed that Okegbulam’s boyfriend was responsible for her entire educational expenses before she dumped him.
According to a resident of the area: “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.”
Prior to her death, Okegbulam was a final year student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri West Local Government Area of the state.
A source from the state police headquarters in Owerri who confirmed the incident noted that the police has commenced investigation into the matter.
“Police have started investigating the incident and the late girl’s parents are cooperating with us. Police will get to the root of the case,” the police source said.