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TRAGEDY: Woman Slits Throat of Lady Who is About to Wed

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman,
Helen Okeke, who allegedly killed her neighbour, identified
simply as Rose, in the Ikota, Ajah area of Lagos.

It was learnt that Okeke slit Rose’s throat after the duo
reportedly had an argument over who poured urine on the
latter’s clothes that were spread on the entrance door to
her room.

Rose, who was reportedly preparing for her wedding, had
returned from work in the afternoon, and noticed a foul
smell on the clothes spread on her door.

It was learnt that the deceased went to the landlady,
Alhaja Iyabo Hamzat, to report the matter. The landlady
was said to have pacified her, offering to give her the
money to buy some detergent to wash the clothes.

It was gathered that after some minutes, other
neighbours, however, heard Rose’s sudden cry for help in
the corridor. The suspect was said to have been found
holding the deceased by the neck, with a bloodstained
kitchen knife in her hand.

PUNCH gathered that Rose died before she could be
rushed to a nearby hospital. Helen Okeke has thus been
arrested by policemen from Ajah Police Division.

When PUNCH visited the apartment on Friday, the
landlady Alhaja Hamzat said she had served a quit notice
to Okeke, popularly known as Mama Chinedu, on several
occasions to pack out of the house, adding that the
suspect refused to leave.

“Iya Chinedu moved into my house just last year. She
moved in with her son. The son later left, saying he was
fed up with his mother. I had served her quit notices on
several occasions, but she refused to move out. I went to
the police at Ikota to report her, but the policemen there
said they would not meddle in landlord-tenants’ affairs.”

A resident in the area, identified only as Blessing,
said, “Mama Chinedu did not show any remorse at all.
Some boys became angry and beat her up. Everyone was
shocked, and wanted to find out what offence was
committed that made Okeke to stab the young lady.”

Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth
Nwosu, confirmed the sad incident.

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