A corps member, Princess Odume, accused of hacking a man to death in Akwa Ibom state on January 10 has told the police she took the action in self defence.
The State Police Command spokesperson, Odiko Ogbeche-Macdon confirmed that Odume during interrogation narrated the deceased man now identified as Japhet Akwaowo wanted to forcefully sleep with her and threatened to kill her if she didn’t let him have his way.
She said she met the man on the road and they got talking but she didn’t know how she found herself in his house.
He later ordered her to remove her clothes and she had no choice but to defend herself.
“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,” Macdon quoted her as saying.
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