28-Year-Old Man Stabs Girlfriend To Death For Refusing To Marry Him

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A 28-year-old man, Raphael Effiong, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing his lover, Gift Sunday, in a hotel because she refused to marry him.Punch reports that while 26-year-old Sunday, who lived on Fadiya Street, Ketu, Lagos, was a fashion designer, Effiong, an indigene of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, was working as a driver in a telecommunications company in Lagos.According to the victim’s relatives, Sunday had met Effiong sometime last year, and the duo had been having an affair since then.Effiong had on many occasions proposed to marry the deceased, but the latter was said to have turned down his request stating that he was a difficult man.On Thursday at the command’s Criminal Investigation Department quarters, Yaba, Lagos, where Effiong is presently being quizzed, a police source said the suspect revealed that he killed the deceased because she refused to marry him.It was gathered that Sunday was allegedly stabbed his lover on the arm and the breast on the evening of Monday, July 28 after the duo had checked into a hotel on Yusuf Eleran Street, Ketu, Lagos.A relative of the deceased, who identified himself simply as Dickson, said Effiong had attacked the deceased barely a month before he eventually killed her.He said, “The incident happened on Monday evening. It was shocking to all of us. Gift prepared some food, and took it to the hotel on his invitation. . . .

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