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Murdered For Her Love

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Osa Okhomina captures the grisly tale of the tragic end of Oyinye Faustina Eze, a 33-year-old staff of Globacom in the hands of a man she secretly married and was pregnant for.

Oyinye Faustina Eze, a 33-year-old staff of the Mobile Telecommunication Company, Globacom, was described a pretty, calm staff, who took work seriously and was never late to office.

But in the last few days to her death, many of the fellow workers noticed some distractions in her life and her frequent movement in some hotels in town with a particular man. His name is Stephen Ogho-Oghene Akpata, her husband.

While many described as “sad, wicked and cruel” the way and manner Oyinye’s death came, others said she died because she married her dream man-a man she secretly married in a registry and hoped to shock everyone with an elaborate society wedding.

Investigations revealed that  Mr Akpata , from Delta State had spent over 27 years in Australia. And what Oyinye Eze never knew was that he spent most those years in prisons.

He was an inmate of the Mount Gambier Prison between 2008 and 2009 and  Maribymong Immigration Detention Centre in Melbourne Australia. It was said that he was able to gain his freedom by pretending to a bishop in prison and secured a confession of a child killer by preaching Christianity,” He was subsequently made a state witness against the convicted child killer and was allowed to go back to Nigeria.”

Some close friends of the deceased told our correspondent that the Akpata and Onyinye were preparing for an elaborate society wedding after a secret court wedding, before the tragic end of Onyinye. It was also gathered that Oyinye had told his husband, Akpata that she was pregnant and that they should conclude the society wedding plans before the pregnancy became pronounced but he was reluctant.

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Command while confirming the arrest of the 40-year-old Akpata over the killing of his 33 year old wife along the Kpansia area of Yenagoa, the state capital, described the case as a sad end of a woman in search of a golden fleece.

The state’s commissioner of police, Asuquo Amba, said the arrest of the suspected wife killer, took the special assistance of the Inspector-General of Police and the Ghana Embassy in Kumasi.

Amba revealed the suspected killed his wife in August, 2017 at about 2pm by strangling her with the cord of a pressing iron and stabbed her with a pen knife. “One Moses Awo, a staff of Glo Network reported at the Ekeki Police Division that their staff one Onyinye Faustina Eze,33-years, did not report to work as expected. On visiting the house in company of policemen, the apartment was locked but the television in the room was on and sounding loudly.

“When the door was forced open in company of policemen, she was found lying dead in a pool of blood. Exhibit at the scene were collected.

“The room was scattered and the deceased was lying dead face down. Marks of violence on the deceased’s head, face, neck and body revealed that the deceased was strangulated with iron and its cord tied round her neck and stabbed with knife to her death.”

According to the police commissioner, investigations revealed that the deceased and the killer husband had quietly gotten married in a registry and were planning on elaborate wedding ceremony.” The police swung into action and conducted a discreet investigation into hotel lodgings of the couple. They discovered that the suspect had absconded to Ghana after the murder. He returned to Badagry few days later. Policemen tracked and arrested him at Badagry in Lagos on September 1st and brought him to Bayelsa.

“The suspect confessed that he made love to the deceased for an hour and shortly after he saw a message on her phone and suspected her of infidelity. He became angry and argument ensured and he stabbed her to death on the neck and on the shoulder. He also confessed to have served in various detention centers in Australia.”



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