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The residents of Aso Oke street, Seaside Estate in Badore community of Ajah, Lagos began earlier perceived the unfriendly odour in their community, but they never knew it was the remains of one of their neighbours, Precious Okeke.

Twenty-four-year-old Precious was reported to have been killed by her lover, Ifeanyi Maxwell Njoku, 34.

He was reported to have, thereafter kept the dismembered corpse in his apartment to decompose for seven days as reportedly instructed by a herbalist.

He was alleged to have been instructed to keep the corpse in his apartment for seven days before burying it.

After allegedly committing the act, he locked his house and proceeded to lodge in a hotel waiting for the completion of the seven days rituals. The corpse was consequently, however, discovered on the sixth day.

At first, tenants and passers-by thought the unpleasant odor was emanating from waste bin area. But when the odour became unbearable with each day, residents in the community became suspicious.

One of them was said to have discovered the corpse and subsequently ‘cried out to other neighbors who informed the Police.

Report has it that the lovers lodged in the apartment last December.

According to John, one of the persons who stay around the affected scene, “She never came out. She was always indoors. The only time she came out of the house was when she was going out with her finance. Every night you would hear her voice while praying between 3am and 5 am.”

The suspect had allegedly dug a shallow grave with an intention to bury his dead there after seven days. Mama Cindy, a neighbor revealed that the skinned head of the victim was placed by a dustbin in the fenced compound.

She said: “I noticed that there was a black sack that was attracting flies and there was an offensive odour coming out of there.

“Anybody that came to my shop or passed through the street complained bitterly about the odour, so I thought it was their neighbour’s waste bin. On second thought, I felt their septic tank was full or it was leaking.

“While I was still wondering where the offensive stench was coming from, Odogwu who lives in the same compound came to complain about the terrible odour. He said ‘Mama, this odour is coming out from my compound’. I then asked him to tell their security guard to go round. But Odogwu said he had asked him to go round several times and that he said he did not discover anything. But I kept saying it might be a waste in the dustbin because I always had issues with them.”

“The odour continued for days and on the fourth day which happened to be a Saturday, it became unbearable. Odogwu then told me that this odour was different from waste as it smelt like the stench that comes from the mortuary. He told me he had lived near a mortuary before.

“That night, I couldn’t sleep. My dog was barking all night, that was the night they dug the grave”.

“During Easter, I went to church but while in church I was feeling uncomfortable. When I got home, I told my daughter that I was very uncomfortable but I couldn’t explain what was wrong with me.

“Then I went to the fenced compound to check if my bananas are doing well. While I was looking around, I saw a ridge of sand and I was wondering what was planted there, so I moved closer and discovered the bag that had been outside the waste bin beside the grave. Beside it was a towel soaked in blood which I guess was used to mop the blood. I concluded that they wanted to bury what had been smelling there.

“On second thought, I said, why will they dig a normal grave? That was how I raised an alarm. I called my daughter and she shouted saying, mummy, this is a tomb. A shovel and a pair of shoes were beside it. They shaved the girl’s entire hair out of her skull. Immediately I sent for Odogwu and when he came, he told me, mama, I have been telling you that this odour is from a corpse.

“We then called the police and the Estate Chief security officer, CSO.

“I called my son who said, ‘mummy, let it not be what I am thinking, the girl that used to pray upstairs, if you notice for a while, we have not heard her voice since they did that party’. The girl in question always woke up every night to pray from 3am to 5 am. She always ended her prayer with ‘God arise and let my enemies be scattered’ and thereafter, she would conclude with Igbo songs “

“When the police came, they passed through my compound because where they were supposed to pass through was smelling.

“The police then carried the bag containing the shaved hair with the skin on it and arrested all the tenants to come and write statements.”

Ifeanyi is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos.

Source: The Informant247 Naija News

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