Suspect recounts

A 31-year-old man, identified as Edeh Tochukwu, has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Ijeoma Felix, 48, in Abuja on October 24, 2022.

Edeh was nabbed by operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) after he was found culpable for the death of his lover.

While being paraded before journalists on Tuesday, December 27, Edeh recounted how he met Ijeoma on Facebook two years ago, and how their relationship blossomed to the point where he moved into her two-bedroom apartment in Lugbe, FCT.

Suspect recounts

He said their relationship started going downhill when she started questioning his movement.

“Whenever anyone calls me on the phone, she was always angry. I couldn’t express myself. I can’t stay on the phone for more than five minutes. She will pick offence. She will insult me”

Recalling what happened on October 24, Edeh said he had an altercation with the deceased over a Highlander car she gave to him, which he had sold without her knowledge, and the fight turned violent.

“When I came around, the argument started all over again about the car. It was at this point that she raised her voice. She started insulting and everything. She went to the sitting room, dropped her home theater on me which I still defended. She was back with the pestle the second time, it was really unintentional because I was angry and all that…I snatched it away from her and shoved her with it. When she was coming up, involuntarily I hit her with the pestle..That was when she fell down and started crying and saying why did I hit her”, he said.

Speaking further, he said after killing her with the pestle, he absconded with her Toyota Camry, phone and other belongings.

He said he was arrested on November 2, 2022, after changing the car documents of the Camry and selling it for N1.7 million.

Watch him and the sister of the deceased speak below,


  1. Wow,poor woman!
    If he didn’t think she was dead, why did he steal her car ,phone and other valuables, he is a thief all along and probably murdered her just to steal those things he stole.

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