16-year-old Senior Secondary School Three pupil, Chibuzo Ohaneme, stabbed his female classmate to death for rejecting his advances.
The sad incident occurred in Umuoli Ikpem in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday, as the teenager killed Olamma Ekwebelem for rejecting his love advances.
A village source told punchng.com that Ohaneme was irked that Ekwebelem had repeatedly turned down his relationship proposal to her. The source said,
“The boy and the girl are classmates and of the same age. The boy had repeatedly asked her out but she refused.
“She reported the boy’s disturbances to her parents, who reprimanded him but he kept on disturbing the girl.
“Frustrated, the boy ambushed the girl and stabbed her to death. The community was about setting the boy’s father’s house ablaze when the police intervened.”
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident, stating that the suspect had been arrested. He said;
“One Chibuzo Ohaneme of Umuohum Umuna, Onuimo LGA was arrested for the murder of his friend, Olamma Ekwebelem of Umuoli Ikpem.
“The suspect stabbed the victim in her stomach and she died. As I speak to you, the case file and the suspect have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Owerri, for further investigation.”