The Abia State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adeleye Oyebad has confirmed that 57-year-old Ogbonnaya Igwe,confessed to killing his 35-year-old pregnant married lover, Ijeoma Chibuzo, who he invited over to his residence at 22, Obohia road, Aba.
Ogbonnaya who shot Ijeoma when she arrived at about 10.30am with his pump action rifle, claimed he had given the deceased over N600,000 for her upkeep on the understanding that she would abort the pregnancy, said he got tired of her still exploiting him.
“Ijeoma Chibuzo was my girlfriend. We started dating in 2013. I didn’t know that she was married. In the course of our relationship she became pregnant, but we agreed that she would abort the pregnancy. I gave her N600,000 for the abortion and for her upkeep.
Not long after she came back and took N200,000 and another N400,000, because of the pregnancy. I even had to sell my house worth more than N1million, all to appease her to abort the pregnancy. Then I realized that she was just defrauding me because of the pregnancy.
When I was tired of the issue of Ijeoma using the pregnancy to blackmail me, I decided to invite her to my house when she demanded another N600,000. She came around 10:30am on July 9, 2017.
Immediately she arrived, I went inside my bedroom, picked one of my pump-action rifles and shot her dead.” Ogbonnaya further revealed that he had licence for the pump action rifle.
The State’s Police commissioner, said the husband of the deceased Onuoha Chibuzo, was invited to the station to identify the corpse before it was taken to the mortuary, as he further disclosed that the suspect who is also married with 3 kids would be arraigned in court following completion of investigation.