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Friday, 30 September 2011

Man arrested for killing fiancee at their home

Yakubu Johnson and late Victoria
The Criminal Investigation Department, CID of Nassarawa State Police Command, Lafia is questioning Johnson Yakubu, a taxi driver on the murder of his fiancee.

The body of the deceased, 29-year-old Victoria Akubo, was discovered by the son to the couple’s landlord on Friday afternoon.

Explaining the circumstances in which the body was discovered, sources in the deceased residence at Catholic Church Road, One Man Village, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, told P.M.NEWS that the taxi driver who had left home earlier in the day called the landlord’s son to help check on his fiancee since he has been trying unsuccessfully to get her on phone.


The landlord’s son who also spoke to P.M.NEWS said he subsequently went to knock the door of the couple’s flat, but he did not get any response.

The landlord’s son said he called Johnson back to inform him that there was nobody at their home.
But the taxi driver was said to have insisted that his wife is inside the house.
He asked the landlord’s son to check inside the house through the other door that leads into the couple’s flat at the back.

Following Johnson’s instructions, the landlord’s son told P.M.NEWS that he went to peep in through the window and saw the body of Victoria lying on the bed with her face covered with a pillow.
He said he entered the flat and discovered that the Victoria was dead with two marks indicating that she was stabbed in two places. The landlord’s son said he consequently reported to the police. P.M.NEWS confirmed that the incident was reported at the local police station before the case was transferred to Lafia on Monday this week. It was gathered that Johnson, in his statement, tried to deny responsibility for the murder.

But the claim is being faulted by Victoria’s family.

It was learnt that Johnson had initially told the police that he left home around 8 am that day, but changed his statement later when he gathered that Mama Reuben had called Victoria around 6:12 am, indicating that the deceased was still alive as at then.

The same Mama Reuben told the police that she later went to see Victoria at their home around 7:30 am, but left after she repeatedly knocked the door without getting any response.

P.M.NEWS investigations also revealed that though Victoria and Johnson did their traditional marriage introduction ceremony preparatory to their wedding about two months ago, the deceased’s family did not approve of the marriage.

Also, neighbours of the couple at their former residence told P.M.NEWS that Johnson, an Igala from Kogi State, like his wife, is in the habit of beating and maltreating his wife to be.

Victoria, it was learnt, was admitted in hospital for some weeks recently as a result of such beating.
A younger sister of the deceased who was living with the couple claimed to have left in protest of the domestic abuse of Victoria.

Solomon Akubo, an elder brother of the deceased, said the family wants justice to be done on the issue even as he alleged that the police are trying to sweep the matter under the carpet.

Culled from PM News

13 comments:

1976ad said...

Hmmm

aw said...

SAAAAD! Men are beating and killing their wives in the name of what? WHAT?

Please be careful who you befriend, court, engage and marry. People are rushing into marriage with rapists, murderers, abusers etc and they don't know it. TAKE YOUR TIME, SEEK COUNSELLING AND PRAY TO THE ALMIGHTY!

This lady is gone, bless her sou but for those of us, still here. Just advice for you. God bless

Anonymous said...

Its really sad if its true but ladies stop moving in with guys before marriage.Its a kind of marriage of convienience and gettn married on credit,credit card and IOU.Marriage isnt by force.May Her soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

d lady no fine sef. i think say na correct babe *sips martini* anyway sha d guy needs to die by lethal injection. ders somfin sexy about him sha.i hope he's big down der*winks* linda mai luv abeg post my comment ooooo

Anonymous said...

is that oge okoye the actress?sorry!!didnt she look like her.lol

Blaizing Circle said...

I don't believe in living together before marriage but I want to point out that in this case the incident has nothing to do with moving in or not because a monster will be a monster regardless.

We all should seek God's face before final decisions are made.

May this poor soul rest in peace.

aw said...

Some of your visitors are really reckless and disrespectful! How can ANON 8:21 make such a dehumanising joke about a dead woman? Who do you think you are. Linda, I am all for freedom of expression but when you disrespect someone that God made in His own image, whose life was taken away by an evil person, that is plain sadistic. I pray that people will not dance on your grave and make such insensitive comments when you pass on. I really pray so. On a post about someone who was brutally murdered, people are cracking damn jokes. Who the hell are these commenters? Please use your discretion to delete and ban such people from here. It is utterly disgusting and disruptive. I am sure her family members would want you to take down this post after that "human being" made such a comment and then went on to say some ludicrous things about her murderer. God save us

Anonymous said...

What's all this nonsense in Nigeria. This is getting too much!!!!!!!

MY NAIJA LIFESTYLE said...

omashei o, na wa!

pissed @ Ann. 8:21pm said...

Very sad news, i hope she finds justice.

@Ann. 8:21pm. may the fate of this woman be paid back at you,if u are woman, but if u are a man, may your sisters suffer Victoria Akubo's fate. Nonsense of you to speak ill of the dead.

Nollywood Forever Movie Reviews said...

Even in the picture the woman has fear in her eyes!

Anonymous said...

THIS JOHNSON MUST BE IBO TOO. WHERE ARE THE IBO HATERS? TALK ON...

Anonymous said...

Mysteries of Life!! Ladies sud really know the kind of men they settle down with. Its morally not right living wit a man who hasnt paid ųя bride price and all, but if one looks @ it from a differnt point, U'll see that living wit a man for a while before U say the 'I DO' has its own advantage. It shows/exposes you to the kind of man he is. Im sure she knew she cldnt marry this man legally not after all ∂ beatings, and was mayb planning her exit and then lacked the neccessary courage(that's another thing) to leave. *sighs* now she's dead!!! Lord, pls dont let me die! For courage Lord I ask pls....
RIP dear...

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