Onyinyeche Ogbona, 20, has been arrested by policemen attached to the Homicide Unit State Criminal Investigation Department at Panti Yaba Lagos Police Command for allegedly biting her neighbor, Engineer Pius Ezema, to death at their NO 15, Ondo Street, Okobaba, Ebute Metta, “face-me-I -face-you residence.
Trouble started on March 12th when Pius allegedly quarrelled with Okoro for singing out loud during her morning devotion. This degenerated into a fierce fight which led to biting and eventual death of Pius, a day after. Ogbona said she had woken up to pray,she put on her earpiece and turned on her phone music to morning devotion by praising God
Her words: “Last year, I used to praise and pray outside our room but Pius warned me not to pray close to his window. I told him I was sorry and since then, I started praying in my room. I was singing loudly because I was enjoying the morning devotion. All of a sudden, Pius barged into my room.
He was shouting and said I refused to take instructions not to disturb him. He held my clothes and started beating me. Our neighbours heard my shout for help and they came to my rescue but he had locked the door. When he had beaten me to his satisfaction, he unlocked the door and left me crying in the room.
As soon as I stepped out, he descended on me again. This time, he brought out a knife and held my throat. He wanted to slit my throat. I had to bite him on his thumb so he can release his grip on my neck. It worked and he left me crying. I had to call my boyfriend to help beg him so he wouldn’t beat me again.
After the beating, I became too scared to sleep in my room alone. My neighbours said they found him laying face up and foaming from his mouth. And that I killed him with my bite. The police later came to arrested me. They said my teeth is poisonous and caused hi death. I want police and government to carry out an autopsy on Pius and they should conduct medical examination on my teeth.”