Tina, a native of Ikot Udobang Ukanafon, Akwa Ibom State, lived with the now deceased uncle. Tina was arrested while attempting to escape, after committing the crime, a report by Punchng indicates.
But the lady, in her confessional statement, has described the killing as accidental. Tina disclosed that she killed Mathew, while struggling to escape his attempt to have forceful carnal knowledge of her.
She said her uncle has been trying to sleep with her for a very long time. Rebecca said she has been resisting Mathew’s amorous advances, but the uncle never gave up, until the matter took a tragic turn around 8:30 pm on October 26.
According to Tina’s account, Mathew, thinking she was asleep, snuck up to her bed and tried to force himself on her. Tina said she gave Mathew a kick on his genitals in a bid to stop him from raping her.
She added that Mathew got enraged, and both of them struggled as he moved to have his way. The girl then got hold of stone, which he smashed on Mathew’s head. The uncle fell down and gave up the ghost.
Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said minutes later, Mathew’s son, Thank-God, returned from the errand, only to meet his father’s lifeless body.
Amaraizu explained that Tina allegedly told the boy to keep quiet, to avoid attracting attention. She was said to have promised the boy that she will take adequate care of him, after which she locked up the house and took him to the home of a relative.
After dropping the boy with the said relative, Tina ran away. Amaraizu added that the 22-year-old lady was apprehended before she could leave Enugu. According to him, “The suspect is now regretting her action and begging for forgiveness as she never intended to kill the uncle.”