A newly-married husband has allegedly murdered his wife just 60 days after their wedding.
The Trumpet gathered that the young man, identified as Ifeanyi Victor, allegedly strangled his wife of two months, Evelyn Alifia, on February 18 at their home in Lugbe, Abuja.
The couple started dating in 2021 and got engaged in August, just months after. In December 2021, they updated their Facebook friends that they were now married. Her pastor, Apostle Sunday Wada revealed that he advised Evelyn, a mother-of-one, to end the relationship but she didn’t listen.
She chose to be with Ifeanyi. Ifeanyi was jobless, so he moved in with Evelyn and reportedly began abusing her almost immediately. Evelyn was financially responsible for the family, yet she reportedly suffered abuse and was maltreated by Ifeanyi, who threatened to kill her when provoked.
On Saturday, February 18, 2022, Evelyn found a gun in Ifeanyi’s bag and began to make plans to move out of the house. She called her sister and informed her of her findings and her decision to inform the police.
Unfortunately, that evening, Ifeanyi allegedly strangled Evelyn and locked her body in their room before running off. He ran off with Evelyn’s phone and ATM card, before he reportedly called Evelyn’s family and informed them of their daughter’s death. The police recovered Evelyn’s decomposing body on Monday, February 21.
He was eventually captured on Thursday, February 24, while making inquiries about traveling to South Africa. A photo of him, taken just before he was apprehended, shows him laughing without remorse, despite taking his wife’s life.