A Nigerian man in the United States has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of fiancee.
Osa Alohaneke, 59, was charged with stabbing and killing Evelyne Epiepang in her Houston home in 2015. He was convicted by a Fort Bend County jury.
Amanda Bolin, Fort Bend County’s Chief Family Violence Prosecutor, said Evelyne Epiepang called the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office on April 8, 2015 around 5 p.m. to report that her ex-boyfriend, Osa Alohaneke, had been threatening to kill her and she wanted him out of her house.
Alohaneke left, but sheriff’s deputies took a report from Evelyne before she left to stay with her friend, Veronica. Around 7 p.m., Evelyne learned that Alohaneke had returned to her home and was banging on the front door.
Evelyne then called again to request for the sherrif’s assistance, but before deputies arrived, Evelyne and Veronica had gone back to Evelyne’s home because they thought the defendant had left.
As Evelyne and Veronica entered the front door of the home, Alohaneke appeared behind them, came inside, and locked the front door. An argument ensued and the defendant pulled a knife from under his shirt.
Alohaneke first attacked Veronica, cutting her face and stabbing her so hard on the arm that it fractured a bone. The defendant then turned his focus to Evelyne and stabbed her over 30 times. He was still attacking her while she called 911
The call made to 911 had her scream and pleas recorded while she was dieing. She eventually died before the sheriff arrived.
After killing Evelyne, Alohaneke told Veronica to go ahead and call the sheriff because he had “completed his mission.”
Deputies arrived and located the defendant in the front yard with his hands covered in blood and on the phone with his attorney.
The Nigerian man was then arrested and detained at the local county sheriff’s office.