Nigerian man who murdered his girlfriend faces trial in the US

The murder trial of Osa Alohaneke, a Nigerian accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2015, has opened in a Fort Bend County Courtroom in Houston. Alohaneke, 59, was living with his girlfriend, a Cameroonian lady identified as Evelyne Epiepang, 52, when he allegedly attacked and murdered her after repeatedly stabbing her with a knife.

Taku was lucky that she survived the attack, but it was quite unfortunate for Epiepang as she lost her life in the attack in what jury classified as a pre-planned action by Osa.

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Taku testified On Thursday, Jan. 10, how Alohaneke stalked his fiancé and threatened to kill her repeatedly in the hours leading up to the murder.

Taku said Alohaneke ambushed them at the door and forced himself into the house. She tried to enquire from him what was going on between them, but she was met with a stern look from the accused.

‘Osa looked and me and said ‘Do you really want to know?

And then he pulled out a knife’. Taku said she was screaming for help as Alohaneke stabbed his estranged girlfriend twice in the face and once on her arm before he turned his attention to her.

“He chased his fiancé, tripped her and then pounced on her with the knife, stabbing her over and over until she was no longer moving,” Taku testified.

Jurors listened to a recording of a 911 call about two hours before the murder wherein Epiepang told police Alohaneke had threatened to kill her countless times and how she wanted him to leave her house.

A second 911 recording was played and jurors listen as a 911 operator answers and loud screams echo repeatedly in the courtroom as Epiepang is fighting for her life.

Several jurors appeared terrified by the recording and turned their eyes towards Alohaneke, who quietly wipes away tears. Alohaneke had a prior arrest record.

The Nigerian man was arrested on assault charges on Jan. 18, 2004 and again in 2010 on assault charges. Most recently, he was arrested on prostitution charges. Then trial will continue Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.


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