Reports have come in to incriminate a man identified as Benn to be complicit in the murder of a 31-year-old woman, identified as Maria Ali, who sources have confirmed to have once been in relationship, in the Federal Capital Territory.
The two as it was gathered, had dated for 10 years, in which had led to both having a child together, with Ali revealed to have quitted the relationship for another lover, Victor, who promised her marriage.
The victim’s elder sister, Cecilia Ene, revealed this to Punch, stating that Benn visited Ali’s apartment on numerous occasions even after the separation to assault her.
She was quoted in a quote as saying, “Maria (Ali) was my younger sister. She left Ben after she met another man who wanted to marry her. She rented her own apartment at Maraba, where she was living.
“On Sunday, May 22, 2022, Ben came to her apartment around 5pm when her new lover visited and demanded that she should tell him to take his leave.
“She refused and did not allow him inside. They were talking outside the house before he lured her into his car for further discussion.
“As soon as they got inside the car, he locked the doors and threatened her with a gun, saying he would kill her if she refused to ask her new lover to leave.
“The next day, Monday, May 23, Benn called me to come to a hospital in Karu around 8.30pm to see the dead body of my sister.
“We were praying when his call came in. I rushed to the hospital with her fiancé, Victor, only to see my sister lying on the hospital bed. Immediately, I called my elder brother, who came. When I asked Benn what happened to her, he said he didn’t know.
“The doctor on duty told us that someone brought her to the hospital in the afternoon.
“The doctor also said the person dropped a wrong phone number with the hospital and left and that when the hospital wanted to refer her to a bigger hospital, they could not see the person and also could not reach anyone on the number the person provided.
“My brother called the police and Ben was arrested and taken to the Karu Police Station. I believe he was the one that took her to the hospital.” Ene revealed, with Federal Capital Territory police spokesperson, Joseph Adeh, confirming investigations were underway on the case.