One Miss Zakariah Nanchin, a student of Psychology department, University of Jos, has been reportedly killed by a man believed to be her lover, for purportedly turning down his Valentine Day’s outing invitation.
Nanchin was allegedly strangled to death by her lover, one Badung David Dele on Monday, the day after Valentine at her Angwa Rukuba apartment in Jos.
According to The Nation, Dele was said to have reached out to Nanchin apparently to settle their differences and invited her out for Valentine. The deceased reportedly declined the invitation.
A source, close to the duo, said they have been in an intimate relationship for quite some time until a misunderstanding set in shortly before the last Valentine day.
However, Nanchin allegedly felt that there was no basis for any dating between them having parted for some time.
Dele was said to have stormed Nanchin’s apartment the following morning and demanded an explanation why she failed to make the outing.
He reportedly grabbed her by the neck and strangled her to death after which he left the apartment and reportedly told a neighbour he met outside that he wanted to go and get some medicine for his ‘ill’ friend.
He was said to have given his phone number to the neighbour, a woman, and asked her to call him in case of any emergency.
Reports say the woman perceived something fishy had transpired, so she proceeded to Nanchin’s room only to find her lying down on her bed unconscious.
The woman, simply identified as Mama Joy, said “I called her name but she did not respond so I moved closer and I discovered that she was dead.
“I ran out, screaming to alert the people around.
“I was shocked that the boy managed to kill this girl without a gun.
“There was no blood on her body,” Mama Joy added.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Abu Emmanuel, said Badung was arrested on the same day.
“After some interrogation, he confessed to have committed the crime.
“We are making necessary arrangements to arraign him in court soon.”
Emmanuel called out to ladies, cautioning them to be careful who they date.
“Some of these boys are criminals and you might ignorantly fall into their hands like this girl,” the PPRO said, adding that the body of the deceased had been transferred from Bingham University Teaching Hospital to the Jos University Teaching Hospital JUTH for autopsy and relevant action.