I killed my uncle because he tried to rape me, Suspect tells Police

Nigerian Police on patrol
Nigerian Police on patrol

The Police in Enugu State have arrested a 21 years old woman, Tina Sunday, for allegedly clubbing her uncle to death with a stone as he tried to rape her.

A statement by the spokesperson of the police in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said the incident happened on Thursday.

According to him, the suspect hails from Ikot Udobang Ukanafon in Akwa Ibom State but was living with the now deceased uncle at Ezilo street axis of Independence layout, Enugu.

Ms. Sunday, according to the spokesperson, alleged that she killed the 48 years old uncle, Friday Mathew, in self defence as he is fond of making sexual advances to her which she never liked.

“She further disclosed that on that fateful day at about 8.30pm in the night when she was lying down while expecting the deceased 10 year old son by name Thankgod Friday whom she had sent to go and buy sugar for her, that the uncle believing her to be sleeping,tried to have carnal knowledge of her which caused her to wake up forcefully and in a bid to save herself from the mess of the uncle,kicked him on his groin,” the spokesman said.

“This angered the uncle who became violent and in the ensuing struggle,she headed for a stone near the door which she used in hitting his cheek,” he added.

The uncle consequently became unconscious and later died.

“Really it was not my intention to kill him as I never intended to do so. Although he has disturbed me sexually severally,” the suspect was quoted as saying.

The police gathered that shortly after, the son of the deceased came back to meet the lifeless body of his father. But he was allegedly warned by the suspect not to shout in order not to attract attention and her eventual arrest.

She also allegedly promised the young boy to take care of him.

She immediately locked up the house, went away with the boy and dropped him at one of their aunty’s place and disappeared, the police said.

“When the police operatives of the New Haven Division of the Enugu state command got the report,they swung into action swiftly and tracked the fleeing suspect,” the spokesperson said.

Mr. Amaraizu said the suspect is now regretting her act and begging for forgiveness as she never intended to kill the uncle.


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  • Rommel

    I believe this lady should face the full weight of the law, this accusation appears to be an after thought, how many people were aware of the said amorous acts of this uncle of hers? how many people heard sounds when she claimed her uncle turned violent? and why did she not report him to family members when it started? and when she ran away, what was she hoping would happen? I suspect that her uncle may have been upset with her for engaging in hooking for men and they probably had a fight over it and she is murderd him,Nigerian hookers are very violent people, the rampant usage of aggresive phrases like ”I will kill you” that has been normal in Nigeria is now taking its toll much like guns are in America.

    • Abdullah Musa

      You are right.
      She must be lying.
      Let the law take its course.
      When there were so many amorous advances why did she not inform others or leave?

    • Dazmillion

      She might have panicked, people do irrational things under stress.

    • Whentong

      Why would you conclude she’s a hooker? It sounds to me like you have latent tendencies of being a rapist yourself.

  • Shahokaya

    She enjoyed the killing,she should enjoy the consequences after all her shirt said so!

  • Dan Arewa

    The big mistake the suspect did was for her to luck up the house and flee. She supposed to go and report her self to the police. That will make the case to look as a self defence.

  • Whentong

    Any of you men making unsubstantiated conclusions should know what it means to be raped. As a man, the closest example is to imagine a gay forcefully inserting his penis in your anus. That’s what it is. That’s rape. Most of you condemning this lady will kill and kill, over and over again without thinking twice given the same situation or if a gay man makes attempt to rape you. Stop being hypocritical.
    It is unfortunate Mr. Rapist had to die. But if truly he made attempt to rape her, he got what he got.

    We all pay the price for our actions, sometimes very high and harsh price, but price all the same. RIP Mr. Rapist.