A man identified as Friday Njoku, has killed himself after stabbing his 25-year-old girlfriend, Cynthia Nwafia, to death.
The incident happened at the girl’s place at Number 5 Amachi street in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Oda, who confirmed this, explained that Njoku and Cynthia have been friends for some years and had already began marriage plans.
The man had already met the lady’s parents, informing them of his plans to marry their daughter, he said.
Njoku, however, suspected that Cynthia was cheating on him.
He was said to have confronted her and when she denied it, he stormed her apartment on the day of the incident and after an argument, stabbed her with the knife she was using while she was cooking.
The deceased was rushed to the hospital where doctors confirmed her dead.
Realizing the terrible thing he had done, Njoku ran to his house where he killed himself.
“His corpse was discovered inside his room with blood gushing out from his nose, eyes and ears at 9am the following day.
“Investigations have since been launched into the matter,” the police spokesperson said.