The villagers of Akpoh, in Afikpo North Local Government of Ebonyi State has been thrown in shock after 24-year-old Jacinta Ewa Omiko, allegedly murdered her pregnant co-tenant, Ginika Gabriel over a quarrel about Gabriel little child defecated on the passage of the Omiko house.
Report says Omiko Allegedly hit Gabriel on the head with a kitchen stool and slumped. She was said to have died few minutes later following failure by neighbours to revive her. Omiko, who spoke to Sunday Sun in an interview said:
“What happened was that I asked my neighbour, Gabriel, to clear the feaces of her son on the floor of the passage, to avoid people stepping on it. She ignored me and we began exchanging words. Then a fight ensued and I pushed her down.”
A co-tenant by the name Gabriel Uro told newsman that he reported to case to the police after he heard Gabriel died from the fight. According to him;
“I was harvesting my yam in the farm when I heard that Omiko and Gabriel fought in the compound. I also heard that Gabriel died on the spot. So, I went immediately to report the case at the Afikpo North Police Station and Omiko was arrested".
The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).