A 22- year – old lady , identified as Tina Rebecca Sunday, is being held by the police in Enugu for killing her uncle , one Friday Mathew .
The incident occurred in the Independence Layout area of Enugu on Thursday , October 26, 2017 .
It was gathered that the lady , Tina , a native of Ikot Udobang Ukanafon , in Akwa Ibom State , lived with the now deceased uncle in Ezilo Street , Independence Layout, Enugu .
It was further gathered that Tina was arrested by operatives of the New Haven police station , Enugu , while attempting to escape, after committing the crime .
But the lady , in her confessional statement , has described the killing as accidental .
Tina disclosed that she killed Mathew , a 48 – year – old man , while struggling to escape his attempt to have forceful carnal knowledge of her .
She said her uncle has been trying to sleep with her for a very long time .
Rebecca said she has been resisting Mathew ’ s amorous advances , but the uncle never gave up , until the matter took a tragic turn around 8 :30 pm on October 26.
According to Tina ’ s account , on that fateful night , she had sent Thank- God , her uncle’ s 10 -year – old son on an errand to buy sugar for her , and was lying down in the room , waiting for the boy to return , when Mathew , thinking she was asleep, snuck up to her bed and tried to force himself on her .
Tina said she gave Mathew a kick on his genitals in a bid to stop him from raping her.
She added that Mathew got enraged , and both of them struggled as he moved to have his way.
The girl then got hold of stone , which he smashed on Mathew ’ s head.
The uncle fell down and gave up the ghost .
“ Really, it was not my intention to kill him as I never intended to do so although he has been disturbing me sexually, ” Tina said .
Police Public Relations Officer , Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development , said minutes later , Mathew ’ s son , Thank- God , returned from the errand , only to meet his father ’ s lifeless body.
Amaraizu explained that Tina allegedly told the boy to keep quiet , to avoid attracting attention.
She was said to have promised the boy that she will take adequate care of him , after which she locked up the house and took Thank- God to the home of a relative .
After dropping the boy with the said relative, Tina ran away .
Amaraizu added that the 22-year – old lady was apprehended before she could leave Enugu.
“ When the child of the deceased came back and met the lifeless body of his father , he was allegedly warned by the suspect not to shout in order not to attract attention which would lead to her arrest .
“ She ( Tina ) promised the young boy that she would take care of him , then she immediately locked up the house and went away with the boy and dropped him at one of their aunt ’ s place and disappeared .
“ When operatives of the New Haven Division of the Enugu State Command got the report , they swung into action swiftly and were able to arrest the escaping Tina Rebecca Sunday who is now helping the operatives in their investigations, ” Amaraizu said.
According to him , “ The suspect is now regretting her action and begging for forgiveness as she never intended to kill the uncle.”