Why I killed and attempted to dispose my lover's body - Man reveals

A man simply identified as Isaiah Chukwu, who is a spare parts dealer in Ladipo, Oshodi, reportedly killed his lover and attempted to dispose her by stuffing her body into a bin, which he put in a sack, he was arrested on his way to round off his evil deed. Read the report and see photos from the incident if you missed it.

The victim, who was 26-year-old was named Joy, resided with her lover at Balogun Street, Oshodi Lagos. According to Punch, Chukwu and Joy, both indigenes of Ebonyi State, had been living together for the past two years without proper marriage.

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Chukwu dragged the body around 4am to the ground floor of the house en route to a dust bin when he was accosted by some youths.

The youths, who were said to have been suspicious of the content of the sack, reportedly questioned him as the suspect shunned them.

An Islamic cleric, who was passing by, was said to have opened the sack and discovered the corpse, which caused the mob to pounce on the suspect and beat him to a pulp.

A trader said Chukwu had declared the victim missing some days earlier. He said,

“When people went to the room after the woman’s corpse was discovered, the whole apartment was filled with perfume.”

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Some friends of the deceased said Joy adored Chukwu and spoke fondly of him. “They don’t fight. In fact, people always envied their relationship,” one of them said. A police source said Joy was stabbed in the back.

Revealing why he could have killed and attempted to dispose her body, he said;

“We recovered a knife which he used for the crime and four mobile phones from the house. Although investigations are ongoing, we suspect it had to do with suspicion of infidelity.

“The man said he had called her when he travelled and a man picked the call. He said the man queried him (Chukwu) for disturbing his wife.” The suspect, who spoke briefly, confirmed the source’s account.

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He said, “I travelled on Thursday. I called my wife around 11pm to know how she was faring. We exchanged pleasantries. Around 11.45pm, I called again, but she did not pick her calls. I called about 10 times, but she did not pick. Then I heard a man’s voice.”

See photos from the cruel incident below;