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Man kills fiancee over infidelity, then stuff her body in a bin



A spare part dealer, Isaiah Chukwu is in police custody, after he allegedly killed his fiancee identified only as Joy. 

According to PUNCH, Chukwu and Joy, both indigenes of Ebonyi State, had been living together for the past two years without formalising the relationship.

Chukwu, who deals on spare parts in Ladipo, Oshodi, allegedly killed the 26-year-old at their residence on Balogun Street, Oshodi. He was said to have stuffed her corpse into a bin, which he put in a sack. The 35-year-old tied up the deceased’s legs and knotted the top of the sack.

He was caught while dragging the body around 4am to the ground floor of the house en route to a dust bin and accosted by some youths. The youths, who were said to have been suspicious of the content of the sack, reportedly questioned him as the suspect shunned them.

An Islamic cleric, who was passing by, was said to have opened the sack and discovered the corpse, which caused the mob to pounce on the suspect and beat him to a pulp.



A trader, who did not want to be identified, said Chukwu had declared the victim missing some days earlier. He said:

The one-storeyed building where they lived had been contracted to a developer, who ordered all tenants in the house to leave. They were the only tenants remaining on the first floor. Some other tenants stayed on the ground floor.
“About four days ago, he said he had been looking for the woman and her telephone line had not been reachable. Later, he said it had been switched off.
“However, around 4am on Monday, he was seen dragging something from his apartment. Because it is the Ramadan period, there are usually movements on the street by that time.
“Some boys on the street saw him dragging the sack with difficulty and they asked him what was inside it. He said it was a heap of spoiled food and he was taking it to the refuse dump which was a few metres away. They asked him to open it, but he refused.
 The trader said the youths started hitting Chukwu, insisting that he opened the sack. He noted that an Islamic cleric, who was going for morning prayer, stopped and decided to mediate. The cleric was said to have volunteered to open the sack.
“As he opened it, an overpowering stench from the corpse filled the air and the youths stripped the man naked and beat him up.  They were about to lynch him when policemen from the Akinpelu division arrived and took him away,” the trader added.
Another resident said the suspect might have allegedly killed Joy before Monday when the corpse was discovered.
“He rarely comes out to play with people. But on Sunday, he came downstairs and played with people for a long time, probably to escape the stench of the corpse. When people went to the room after the woman’s corpse was discovered, the whole apartment was filled with perfume,” she added.
 A police source said Joy was stabbed in the back. He said:

We recovered a knife which he used for the crime and four mobile phones from the house. Although investigations are ongoing, we suspect it had to do with suspicion of infidelity.
“The man said he had called her when he travelled and a man picked the call. He said the man queried him (Chukwu) for disturbing his wife.
 The suspect, who spoke briefly with our correspondent, confirmed the source’s account. He said:

“I travelled on Thursday to attend a burial in Abraka, Delta State. I left Abraka the following day for my hometown in Ebonyi State. I called my wife around 11pm to know how she was faring. We exchanged pleasantries.
“Around 11.45pm, I called again, but she did not pick her calls. I called about 10 times, but she did not pick. Then I heard a man’s voice.
“On Monday (after he returned), as I was going to take my bath, I saw the corpse.”


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