A final year student of the Institute Of Management and Technology, IMT, Enugu, Emmanuel Ezeugwu, has allegedly stabbed a commercial sex worker to death over disagreement on payment for “service” rendered.
Mr Ezeugwu of the Department of Public Administration, allegedly stabbed the woman at his home and tried to abscond to Lagos but was arrested by the Police in Enugu.
The tragic incident reportedly occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on Monday at Onuato Street, Enugu.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu confirmed it and said the sex worker accompanied Mr Ezeugwu to his apartment, where they had a disagreement over how mch was due for service rendered, which resulted in a fight that led to her death.
According to Amaraizu, the suspect picked up the sex worker at Rangers Avenue on Sunday after they had agreed on a payment of N4,000 for a night with him. The suspect was sad to be drunk when they arrived at his home and had demanded they have sex immediately but the prostitute asked to finish what she was taking.
Eventually, the suspect slept off without having the agreed sex and woke up around3 a.m. angry. Mr. Ezeugwu then ordered the sex worker to leave his apartment since they ended up not having sex. The suspect told police that the deceased resisted the order and allegedly warned him to beware as she cannot be threatened.
“She later took a knife from his kitchen after allegedly biting him. The accused further revealed that a fight suddenly broke out between them and as the deceased tried to stab him to death with the kitchen knife, he overpowered her.” Amaraizu said.
The suspect confessed that the kitchen knife went straight to the stomach of the sex worker and he stabbed her again on the neck after which she died.
Ezeugwu said that in a state on panic, he wrapped her body and made arrangement to travel to Lagos but he was caught following a tip-off from members of a local vigilante.
The body of the deceased was found at his apartment and deposited at the mortuary of the Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre, Enugu.
The police is still investigating. Meanwhile, the suspect remains in police custody.
Read the statement issued by the Nigeria Police Force Enugu State Command below: