The suspect was said to have dug a 4-feet grave at the back of his compound to bury the victim (said to be his lover) with her two kids, a 5-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter, but with different fathers.
The victim, Uchendu Uchechukwu, who claimed to be an orphan and fourth child to a family of eight, said she had been fending for herself after her parents’ demise forced her to drop out of school at SS2.
She said, “I do menial jobs like picking palm fruits and make between N500 to N700 daily to feed myself and the two kids.
“In 2021, I met Nonso, a young man who claimed to be a native doctor. He promised to marry me. That was why he was frequenting my house for the last year.
“On that fateful day, he called me to come around with my children for a surprise package. Without any suspicion, I accepted the offer and he asked his friend to convey us on his motorcycle.
“On arrival, he asked me to close my eyes while he tied my face with a white handkerchief in anticipation of a surprise package. He used a sharp knife to slit my throat, forcing me to struggle for survival.
“Immediately, he dragged me to the already dug grave, pushed me in, using a big stone to force me to remain there while he went to bring a shovel to bury me with the kids alive.
“It was at that point that I started shouting for help which attracted his elder sister who had already gone to bed to run out and she called other people to rescue me.”
KOKO TV gathered that the suspect was immediately apprehended by the mob who stripped and paraded him before handing him over to security agents, while his accomplice who rode the motorcycle escaped.
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