“I Killed Him In Self Defence” – Corps Member who killed Akwa Ibom man says
Princess Odume, the youtg corps member who was apprehended after killing a man identified as Japhet Akwaowo in Akwa Ibom on Sunday January 10 has explained that she committed the murder in self defence.
During her interrogation by the police, Odume, who was nabbed by the murdered man’s neighbours while trying to jump over a fence after killing the young man, revealed that she did it to protect herself.
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. She said she went to meet him, they got talking and she found herself in his house.
“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. “
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