An Enugu State High Court, on Wednesday sentenced one Chiamaka Ifezue to death by hanging for killing Ifeoma Nweke, an Enugu-based make-up artist.
The court, presided over by Justice Kenneth Okpe, in a two-hour ruling, found the accused, Chiamaka Ifezue, guilty of murdering the woman by forcing her to consume a toxic liquid.
The body of the make-up artist was later found in Maryland, within Enugu metropolis, on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Nweke had left home on Wednesday, November 11, for a job but went missing afterwards.
Her supposed client, having refused to disclose the location of the job, asked the deceased to stop at the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) Bus Stop, where she would then be taken to the venue.
Nweke, having perceived foul play, sent the client’s phone number to her brother via text.
Her phones were unreachable after hours leading to suspicion that she might have been kidnapped.
This led to a frantic search for her by friends and relatives until early on Monday morning when her corpse was found in Maryland in Enugu.
Her corpse was mutilated with a substance suspected to be acid.
While delivering the judgment, Justice Okpe, said every piece of evidence pointed to the fact that the convict, lured the deceased to her house where she poisoned the deceased and evacuated her body out of her house.