February 07, (THEWILL) – The presiding judge of the Enugu State High Court, Justice Kenneth Okpe, has sentenced the killer of Ijeoma Nweke, an Enugu-based make-up artist, to death by hanging.
The court, in a judgement on Wednesday, found the accused, Chiamaka Ifezue, guilty of killing the victim by forcing her to drink a poisonous substance.
The corpse of the make-up artist was found in Maryland within Enugu Metropolis on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Nweke had left home on Wednesday, 11 November, for a job but went missing afterwards.
Her supposed client, having refused to disclose the location of the job, asked the deceased to stop at the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) bus stop, where she would then be taken to the venue.
Nweke, having perceived foul play, sent the client’s phone number to her brother via text.
Her phones were unreachable after hours, leading to suspicion that she might have been kidnapped.