A 22-year-old final year student of Federal
Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri has allegedly been
killed by her boyfriend for refusing his marriage
The decease identified as Onyinyechi
Okegbulam, was shot in the head at close range
by her supposed boyfriend in the village.
liveschoolnews.com.ng learnt that the deceased
was, last Saturday, lured out of her family home
by the boyfriend at about 7p.m.
A source reported that as soon as the boy saw
the girl approaching him, he fired at her.
Another source claimed that soon after shooting
the girl, the young man tried to smuggle
Onyinyechi’s lifeless body into his car but
scampered for safety when a woman raised
alarm, which attracted several people to the
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that
the boyfriend was responsible for the entire
educational expenses of the girl.
A resident of the area said: “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.”
Although the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr.
Andrew Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of
police, could not be reached at press time, a
reliable source in the state police headquarters,
Owerri, confirmed that police had waded into the
The police source said: “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.”
May her soul rest in peace