A final year student of a polytechnic in Enugu, Emmanuel Ezeugwu, allegedly killed a commercial sex worker in his house.
Ezeugwu, who is of the Department of Public Administration in his school, was arrested by the Police in Enugu while trying to escape to Lagos.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, told Vanguard that the incident occurred at about 3:30am Monday morning at Onuato Street, Enugu.
Amaraizu said Emmanuel picked up the sex worker at Rangers Avenue on Sunday and agreed he would pay her N4,000 after passing the night with him.
He quoted the suspect as recalling that he was so drunk that when they got home, he demanded that they had sex immediately.
”His request did not influence anything as the deceased allegedly requested to finish what she was inhaling to be in the mood for the business.
“The accused maintained that after several hours of pressuring her and without any positive response, he slept off and woke up before 3a.m.”, the spokesman narrated.
He said Emmanuel then ordered the sex worker to leave his apartment.
“The accused said the deceased resisted the order and allegedly warned him to beware as she would not succumb to any threat whatsoever.
“She later took a knife from his kitchen after allegedly biting him.
”The accused further revealed that a fight suddenly broke out between them and as the deceased tried to stab him to death with the kitchen knife, he overpowered her.”
Amaraizu quoted the suspect as saying that the kitchen knife went straight to the stomach of the deceased and he finally stabbed her on the neck region and she died.
The PPRO said the accused later wrapped the body and hurriedly arranged to travel to Lagos.
The suspect was later nabbed, following a tip-off from members of a local vigilante, the spokesman added.
The body was recovered from the apartment and deposited at the mortuary of the Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre, Enugu.
Amaraizu added that investigation into the incident had commenced.