A man, Ikenna Oraekie has allegedly slain his 22-year-old girlfriend in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local government area of Anambra State.
An onlooker, Mrs. Ngozi Nwude, told Tribune that the suspect often beat up the deceased despite cautioning from the neighbors.
She stated that the young girl had been living with the suspect for a while and they have a six-month-old son together.
She asserted; “She has been living with the suspect since.
She is from Enugwu Agidi, in Njikoka LGA of the state, but her mother is from Mgbakwu.
“The suspect, Ikenna Oraekie, was allegedly beating the girl before she unexpectedly slumped and was rushed to the hospital where the doctor announced to him that she was dead.
“Some furious youths upon seeing the corpse, plunged on the suspect, beating him to stupor.
“They attempted to set him ablaze before Vigilante operatives waded in and darted him away to their office from where police authorities were contacted.”
The youths had reportedly encircled the Vigilante department and asked that the suspect be released so they could set him ablaze.