Man Faces Murder Trial For Killing His Girlfriend
Williams Kenechi has been brought before a High Court In Lagos for strangling his girlfriend to death after which he eloped to Abidjan with her car.
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Inspector Joseph Addo, the investigative police officer in charge of the case, during a hearing on Wednesday, revealed to an Igbosere High court Lagos, that Kenechi, strangled his girlfriend, Lizzy Nzewi and eloped to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, with her car.
Addo made this revelation when he was presenting evidence as one of the prosecutors of the murder trial filed by Lagos State Government against Kenechi.
Kenechi had initially pleaded not guilty to the said crime which was alleged to have committed on July 19, 2014, at Plot 34, Green Estate Amuwo-Odofin in Lagos.
According to Adodo, Kenechi had confessed during the investigation that he paid the victim a visit at her resident before her death.
Kenechi was also said to have revealed to the police during investigation that he and the victim had a little disagreement during which he wanted to forcefully collect her mobile phone.
He added that the victim refused to let him have the phone and they were both struggling with it when she fell down and died.
The Investigative officer, however, had a contrary opinion as he disclosed to the court that Kenechi told lies during the investigation.
In Addo’s words, “The accused lied when he told me that it was during the struggle that he pushed the deceased to the bed where she slumped and died.”
Addo also claimed that the accused took late Nzewi’s ATM card and withdrew N140, 000 from her account after her death.
Narrating further, Addo said, “The accused took the girl’s car, her three phones and her ATM card to Abidjan, where he was later arrested.”
The defence counsel Mr C. J. Jiapokna, asked the court to adjourn the case for a short period in order for him to get a document needed for his cross-examination.
The case was adjourned till February 7 and 13 for further hearing by Justice Akintoye.