Friday, 1 August 2014

Man Kills Girl Friend For Declining Marriage Proposal


A 28-year-old man, Raphael Effiong, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing his lover, a 26-year-old fashion designer, Gift Sunday for refusing to marry him. Effiong allegedly stabbed Gift on the arm and the breast on the evening of Monday, July 28 after the duo had checked into a hotel on Yusuf Eleran Street, Ketu, Lagos.

A relative of the deceased, who identified himself simply as Dickson, said Effiong had attacked the deceased barely a month before he eventually killed her.

“The incident happened on Monday evening. It was shocking to all of us. Gift prepared some food, and took it to the hotel on his invitation. They got a room, and checked in. What then happened was that Raphael, who had hidden a pair of scissors in his pocket, swooped on Gift and attacked her.
“She began to scream, but there was no quick response. He injured her brutally with the scissors. It was after a while when some guests in the hotel heard her screams that they came around and asked Effiong to open the door, but he refused.

“They forced the door open, found Sunday in a pool of blood and alerted the policemen from the Alapere division. This was not the first time he would attack her. About a month ago, while he had come on a visit and the two were alone at home, he had attacked her because she was not ready to marry him,” Mr Dickson said.

A police source at the command’s Criminal Investigation Department quarters, Yaba, Lagos, where Effiong is presently being quizzed, said the suspect revealed that he killed the deceased because she refused to marry him.

Late Gift Sunday and Effiong met sometime last year, and the duo had been having an affair since then. Effiong, an indigene of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, was working as a driver in a telecommunications company in Lagos.

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