A 30-year-old man, Richard Effiok, has murdered his 23-year-old girl friend, Bassey Udoh, from Akwa Ibom State after three rounds of sex escapade.
Effiok who hails from Akpabuyo local Government Area of Cross River State but lives on Nelson Mandela Street in the heart of Calabar, was apprehended and in a confessional statement, narrated why he slashed the victim’s throat.
Speaking with Vanguard on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Cross River State Police Command headquarters, the suspect stated that he had been dating the girl for two years but she was always demanding for money from him each time they had sex.
Things however, went awry on Friday, May 22, 2015, when she asked him for five thousand naira (N,5000) while he had just N1000 (one thousand naira).
It was gathered that the suspect offered the deceased the N1000 which she outrightly refused to collect which angered Effiok and further escalated into a melee after she grabbed him on his boxers and even tore it inside the room.
He said, “She usually comes to visit me and we make love and I do give her money but last time she came, we made love three times and after that she asked for five thousand naira but I had just one thousand naira which I gave to her and she rejected the money.
“I was angry when she tore my boxers and i got hold of a kitchen knife and pierced her in the stomach and later slashed her throat and she died because of the bleeding.”
The suspect disclosed that Udoh screamed after he stabbed her on the stomach and attracted some neighbours who forced the door open but before they could enter the room, he had slashed her throat and she dropped dead.
“They could not take her to hospital since she was already dead before they entered the room so they only invited the police who arrested me and took the body the mortuary,” he added.