- Stephen Gyang, a JSS 2 dropout, has been nabbed by the police in Plateau for allegedly killing his lover, Alice Samuel
- Gyang confessed to the police that he killed Alice because she was forcing her pregnancy on him
- Undie Adie, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the development and said that the suspects will face court trial soon
The police force in Plateau has arrested Stephen Gyang, a commercial motorcycle rider for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Alice Samuel, and burying her remains in a makeshift grave.
Gyang reportedly killed his lover for forcing her pregnancy on him. The 20-year-old Junior Secondary School two (JSS 2) dropout confessed that Alice was moved by her mother to name him as being responsible for the pregnancy that was why he killed her, the Punch reports.
The ugly incident took place in Tahoss village, in the Riyom local government area of the state. Undie Adie, the state commissioner of police, said it was a case of “culpable homicide”. He further said that the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be arraigned.
Gyang revealed to newsmen that he reported the development to his elder brother because he lost his peace after the act.
He remarked: “Yes, Alice Samuel was my girlfriend and we had been together for some time now. I killed her because of the pregnancy.
"After saying the pregnancy was not for me, she recanted and said it was mine; that was why I killed her. I decided to bury her that night in a shallow grave that was to be used either for a pit toilet or well.
“After the incident, the spirit of Alice Samuel did not leave me; she started disturbing me and I had to report to my brother who took the matter to my father. My father thereafter reported my predicament to the village chief.”
His friend and accomplice, 20-year-old Kelly James, who was an eyewitness, told journalists that his plea to Gyang not to kill the victim was to no avail. He alleged that Gyang threatened to kill him if he did not assist him in the crime.
James stated: “I had been seeing him and the girl together for over three years now. He is my friend and the two of us are commercial motorcyclists. On that particular day, I had gone to see his girlfriend, who sold palm wine.
"After taking palm wine at her shop, I went to my friend’s house. When I discovered that he was not at home, I picked the house key where he usually kept it, opened the door and slept off in his room.
“When he returned home at night, he was not happy that I entered his house without informing him of my visit. While I was asleep, I heard a knock on the window and he informed me it was his girlfriend, Alice.
“When I asked him what brought the girl by that time of the night, he said she came to see him. He opened the back door for her and they started having a discussion behind the curtains.
“He called me outside that the girl had implicated him over a pregnancy which did not belong to him. He insisted that the girl’s mother asked her to do so. I told him that since he had accepted the pregnancy and the case was already in the palace of the village chief, he should allow her to be with her parents for now.
“But he said no, that he was going to deal with the girl by killing her. I advised him against it, warning that if he killed Alice, we would not be friends again. But he refused.
“I left him outside and went into the room. I started trembling on the bed as I feared the worst. He was talking to the girl and I thought he had decided against killing her.
“Suddenly, I heard the sound of two legs on the ground, which suggested that she was struggling for life. I stood up and saw that he held the girl’s neck to the wall; he had strangled her and her eyes were already white. As I told him to leave the girl, he threatened to kill me if I did not assist him to cover up.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some unidentified gunmen had killed five persons and injured three others at Inding village, a community in Barkin Ladi local government area of northern Plateau state.
Residents in the area revealed that the injured had reportedly been rushed for treatment in Barkinladi, headquarters of the council.
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