A 20-year-old girl identified as Ogbonna Onyinyechi who allegedly bit one Engineer Pius Ezema to death at 15, Ondo Street, Okobaba in Ebute Metta area of Lagos state, has revealed what led to the incident.
The suspect who has been in detention at Denton Police Station since the incident which occurred on March 12, said Pius quarrelled with her for singing loudly near his window in the ‘face-me-I -face-you’ apartment where they lived as next door neighbours.
The argument was said to have developed into a fierce fight which led to biting and the eventual death of the victim two days after.
But Onyinyechi, narrating what transpired between her and the deceased to National Mirror, said she did not kill her neighbour as alleged.
According to her, she only defended herself from the deceased’s brutal attack.
“Pius is not my boyfriend and he had never asked me out. He has a fiancée and they were planning to get married in July this year.
“After the beating I received from him that morning, I became too scared to sleep in my room alone. That night, I went to my friend’s house to sleep.
“I came back on March 14, two days after he fought me and I learnt that Pius was dead. I was shocked. I asked our neighbours who killed him? How did he die? They told me that Pius did not come out of his
room the previous day and his brother was worried as he could not reach him on his mobile phone so he decided to check him in his room.
“They said the brother knocked and knocked but Pius did not answer.
They attempted to break his door but still he did not respond. When they finally forced his door opened, they found him laying face up and foaming from his mouth.
“My neighbours told me that I killed Pius with my bite. I was confused. I don’t know what they were talking about. Some neighbours told me to run away but I refused since I know that I did not poison
“The police later came from Denton Police station and arrested me.
They said my teeth was poisonous and caused Pius’ death.
“I don’t intend to kill Pius. I am a Catholic and I forgave him all he did to me. I want police and government to carry out an autopsy on Pius and they should conduct medical examination on my teeth. I don’t know why I am in this mess but God will see me through,” she stated.
Meanwhile, police sources reportedly said the case is still under investigations and the suspect will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation.