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Houseboy allegedly murders mistress


The suspect

The suspect

IF she knew that the request for proper account of sales made at a joint she operated with her 19- year-old houseboy could cause her death, she would probably have not asked for the account.

Bubbling with life and oblivious of what awaited her, 65-year-old Mrs Agnes Elue had, after church service last Sunday, opened for the day’s business with her houseboy, Joseph Ijeh.

As was the usual custom with the joint where drinks, food and other items are sold, they were said to have successfully concluded the day’s business and gone home.

Mrs Elue, who was reported to have travelled the previous week, had summoned Ijeh to come and render account of the sales he made while she was away.

The bubble was said to have burst with the demand as, while Mrs Elue was sitting and waiting for the sales account, Ijeh who entered one of the rooms, had emerged with a heavy mortar from behind which he allegedly freely used on his madam, leading to her death.

Confirming the story yesterday, Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said that Ijeh had, after “killing” his madam, locked her inside the house and taken off.

According to Amaraizu, the 65-year-old Agnes Elue resided at No 293b Agbani Road by One Day International Hotel Road, Enugu. “The now deceased woman, who happens to be the proprietress of a joint located at the above named address, had allegedly been killed by the houseboy who escaped leaving the dead body inside one of the rooms for some days before it was discovered and reported to the police operatives,” he said He said the police had swung into action and arrested the boy at a location, adding that Ijeh had lived with the deceased as a maidservant for several years.

He confirmed that the suspect attributed the act to “satanic influence”, adding that the state command operatives have swung into full-scale investigation into the alleged incident.

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