A hunter identified as Chidube Onyema, on Sunday, allegedly shot his girlfriend identified as Chinwendu to death for suspecting that she was cheating on him.
The incident which happened at Umuokirie village in Okuku Autonomous Community of Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State was said to have caused panic in the area.
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A source in the community told our correspondent that the lady visited the suspect from her village and that trouble started when she answered a call in her lover’s presence.
The source further, “Trouble started after the girl finished answering a phone call, the guy demanded to know who called her on the phone.
“When the lady couldn’t give a convincing explanation, he demanded for her phone but the girl refused. The man pulled his gun and demanded for the phone at gun point but the lady persisted. They started dragging the phone and unfortunately the trigger pulled and pierced through the lady’s private part which led to her death.
Angered by the death of their sister, the victim’s brothers from Obosima in Ohaji/Egbema LGA went on reprisal on Monday and allegedly burnt the house of the parents of the suspect.
Confirming the story, the President General of Okuku Autonomous Community, Martin Daniel, said the community was working with the police to restore peace.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the suspect had been arrested and was under investigation.