The Chief Magistrate Grade I, Enugu North Magisterial District, His Worship, J. I Agu has ordered that Ifezue Chiamaka and her brother, Ifezue Emeka be remanded in Enugu Correctional facility for the alleged murder of Ijeoma Nweke, a 27-year-old Make-up artist based in Enugu on 11th November 2020.
The duo was charged on two-counts charges of conspiracy and murder as well as forcing the deceased to drink a substance believed to be poisoned after which they poured acid on her.
During the remand proceeding, the matter was adjourned to February 24th, 2021.
The prosecuting counsel CSP Chike Nwachukwu and the officer in charge of legal, Enugu Police Command who spoke to newsmen after the remand proceeding said the police have completed their investigation and have ample evidence to prosecute the matter and ensure that justice is served.
It could be recalled that on Wednesday, 11th November 2020 the deceased, Ijeoma who’s a makeup artist was booked for a makeup job in an undisclosed location but was told to just get to ESBS bus stop and will be picked up from there after which she was found dead.
Nnamdi Nweke, a brother to the deceased said they learnt that his sister was sedated by the suspect and her brother who helped in forcing a poisoned substance down her throat because according to them, Ijeoma was having an affair with Chiamaka’s (one of the suspects) boyfriend.
He said that when Ijeoma suspected that all wasn’t well, “she sent an SMS to her colleague and through the use of technology (phone tracking), the suspects were arrested.
“They called her to come for a make-up job which was a fake job because there was no job. When she got to the venue, she was locked up, drugged and was killed by pouring acid on her body,” the deceased brother said.
He thanked the police for their efforts so far in the matter and said that their only prayer is for justice to be done as the pain the gruesome murder of his sister is unimaginable.
The family of the deceased that were seen in court, was seen crying and calling for justice.
There are a lot of witnesses that are ready to testify on the matter, including a security guard that said he saw when the deceased was dumped at Maryland and acid poured on her by a man suspected to be the brother of the prime suspect. Also, the alleged boyfriend for whom the lady was murdered we learnt is willing to testify.