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Three years after, court sentences killer of Enugu make-up artist to death FS News

An Enugu State High Court on Wednesday sentenced the killer of Ijeoma Nweke, an Enugu-based make-up artist, to death by hanging.

The court, which was presided over by Honourable Justice Kenneth Okpe, in a two-hour judgement, found the accused, Chiamaka Ifezue, guilty of killing the victim by forcing her to drink a poisonous substance.

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DAILY POST recalls that the corpse of Ijeoma was found in Maryland within Enugu Metropolis on November 16, 2020.

Ijeoma had left home on November 11 for a job but went missing afterwards.

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Her supposed client, who refused to disclose the location for the job, asked the deceased to stop at the Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS, bus stop, w. she would then be taken to the venue.

When she perceived foul ., Ijeoma sent the client’s phone number to her brother via text.

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Her phones were later not reachable after hours leading to suspicions that she might have been kidnapped. Friends and relatives embarked on a frantic search for her, until early on Monday morning when her corpse was found at Maryland in Enugu.

Eyewitnesses stated that her corpse was mutilated with a substance suspected to be acid.

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