Princess Odume, the corps member who was arrested following the gruesome murder of a man in Akwa Ibom on Sunday, January 10, has explained why she did it.
1st News reports that the alleged culprit was identified as Odume Princess Paschaline.
The corps member is currently undergoing the mandatory one year of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC).
Upon being interrogated by the police after being arrested, the corps member who was nabbed while trying to jump over a fence after killing the young man identified as Japhet Akwaowo, reportedly said she did it in self-defence.
The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko Ogbeche-Macdon said Odume claimed Akwaowo threatened to kill her upon her refusal to oblige his request to remove her clothes so that he could have sex with her.
“She actually killed the young man identified as Akwaowo Japhet.
”She said she went to buy bean cake, akara; and saw a man that beckoned to her to come over to him.
”In fact, she said she went to meet him, they got talking and she found herself in his house.”
The police spokesman continued;
“She said she waited for him outside and he went inside to bring a knife.
”He said he was going to stab her and no one would know what happened. She also said Japhet asked her to remove her clothes and she refused.
”What basically happened was that she overpowered him.”