An Italian nurse allegedly strangled his doctor girlfriend to death because “she gave him Coronavirus.”
After committing the crime, 28-year-old Antonio De Pace reportedly called cops to tell them he had murdered young medic, Lorena Quaranta, 27.
When Police arrived at the scene, they found her dead in their apartment in Italy, while De Pace was found on the floor having cut his wrists but his colleagues were able to save his life at their hosiptal.
The young couple had been working in a local hospital in Messina, Sicily after they were drafted to help during the coronavirus crisis.
De Pace allegedly confessed: “I killed her because she gave me coronavirus.”
A police source said: “She was a doctor who was working hard to save others. It’s such a tragedy.”
The Sun reports that tests were being carried out on both, but it came back negative, meaning neither Lorena or De Pace had the virus.
Lorena had been very vocal on social media about the coronavirus outbreak.
In a Facebook post just days before her death Lorena wrote: “Now more than ever we need to demonstrate responsibility and love for life.
“You must show respect for yourselves, your families and the country.
”You must think and remember those that dedicate their lives daily to looking after our sick.
“Let’s stick together everyone staying at home. Let’s avoid the next one falling sick is a loved one or ourselves.”
Last month, her boyfriend posted a message congratulating her after she passed a test and said:
“To reach our dreams you have to work hard with determination and you are proof.
“I wish you to keep chasing your dreams, always live the life you always imagined. Well done!
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Habeed Kasali, for reportedly killing his kinsman he suspected of having an affair with his wife.
The native of Totowu village in Igbesa allegedly stabbed 32-year-old Bamidele Johnson with scissors multiple times after a fight ensued between them during a cofrontation, leading to his death.
Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the incident was reported at Igbesa Police Division by a family member of the deceased.
“They are both natives of Totowu. The incident occurred on Saturday. The suspect confronted the deceased that he was having an affair with his wife despite several warnings and it led to a fight.
“In the process, the suspect used scissors to stab the deceased several times on his chest, eye and neck which made Bamidele to lose consciousness. He was immediately rushed to Crest Hospital at Isuti Road in Egan, Lagos but was confirmed dead by the doctor.
“Having realised that the victim had died, the suspect took to his heels, but the DPO Igbesa SP Abayomi Adeniji quickly dispatched his detectives to go after him and he was eventually arrested where he ran to.
“The body of the deceased has been recovered to Ota General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. The Commissioner of Police Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.”
Chief Ignatius Odunukwe, a popular Anambra billionaire and owner of Fireman Generator, was kidnapped and murdered by his abductors and the moment police recovered his body was caught on video.
The businessman, who has businesses and properties in different states in Nigeria, was lured by his kidnappers who posed as real estate agents interested in buying a property from him.
IG Obiodunukwe, as he was popularly called, was missing for weeks, having been kidnapped last December. His decomposing body was found on Thursday, January 16, 2020, after his kidnappers were caught and they led police to the location where they dumped the body.
His decaying, dismembered body was found in a sack in a forest in Lagos. His remains were later taken to Havana hospital, Surulere.
How he was killed:
The billionaire who hails from Oraukwu in Anambra State was last seen when he went to seal a land deal with his murderers who posed as real estate buyers interested in one of his properties.
After negotiations, both parties agreed on a price and the agreement was drafted by IG Odunukwe’s lawyers. His lawyers suggested going with him to sign the papers but he declined, explaining that he also had to stop by at Ikoyi club before meeting the land buyers.
He went to Ikoyi club and reportedly played tennis for a while before leaving to meet the “buyers”. That was the last time he was seen.
When he didn’t return home, his family started looking for him. His vehicle was found in the premises of the hotel where he agreed to meet with the buyers but the hotel management said he didn’t enter inside the hotel building and their CCTV covers only the inside of the hotel.
His family reported the incident to the Assistant Inspector General of Police and they commenced investigations.
They succeeded in arresting one of the culprits but he denied knowledge of the incident. When the police went to his house, they found IG Odunukwe’s property documents which had been signed. The man insisted that he already concluded the business deal with Chief Odunukwe and paid for the property.
However, when the police asked him for the account number where he made payments, he claimed he paid with gold.
He was detained and interrogated and two other suspects were arrested. They confessed that they picked IG Odunukwe and forced him to sign the documents, after which they killed him.
The suspects who identified themselves as Arinze, Solomon, Cletus and Daniel Ibeaju took the police to the forest where they dumped the body in Ajah and they took turns to confirm that the body in the bag belongs to the missing businessman.
The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Ali Muhammed Wakil over the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend Patience Amos Ya’u, at Damilu community in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
It is suspected that Patience who is a recruit in the Nigerian Army, died as far back as January 12 as the stench from her decomposing body attracted neighbours.
Speaking to newsmen, a neighbour said the deceased whose peers started training at the Military Training Depot in Zaria two days after her death, engaged in a heated argument with her boyfriend before her death. Wakil reportedly went about his activities cheerfully, even though his longtime girlfriend’s corpse was in his room decaying.
The neighbour said;
“Residents became suspicious when we did not see the woman for three days. What worried us more was the terrible odour from their room.
“What compounded the situation was how the door of the room was locked from outside, a development that compelled people to forcefully open the window of the room, only to discover the body of the woman decomposing.”
Recounting his daughter’s last moment, Amos Ya’u said Patience left his house to plait her hair but did not return. She however disclosed that she will return the next day when called on the phone.
Her number was however found to be switched off when called the next day after she didn’t return. Amos said he was informed of his daughter’s death 4 days later by the police.
The state police spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the arrest of the suspect and also revealed he is being interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
A Georgia teen who strangled his sister to death during a dispute over the family’s Wi-Fi password has been sentenced to life in prison.
Kevon Watkins, who was 16-years-old at that time of the fatal attack in February 2018, had reportedly been playing an Xbox game before he changed the family’s Wi-Fi password because the internet was slow due to the number of people using it.
At one point, Kevon’s mother tried to take his Xbox from his room when his sister Alexus Watkins,19, confronted him, according to testimony at the teen’s trial and 911 calls from the incident.
During the argument between Alexus and Kevon, the teen put his sister in a chokehold and didn’t release her until over 10 minutes later when police arrived, The Macon Telegraphreported.
Alexus was pronounced dead of asphyxiation early the next morning at a local hospital.
On Friday, August 2, 2019, Kevon was found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault.
During the hearing, Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin explained she found Kevon guilty of murder instead of voluntary manslaughter because his 13-year-old brother tried to get him to stop choking their sister.
“Even under the best estimation, by the time [a sheriff’s deputy] got there …. It had been at least 11 minutes that the defendant had to have been choking his sister,” Colvin said, according to the local paper. “In those 10 minutes, she had to have stopped moving. Perhaps that wasn’t noticed by the defendant because he was still angry.”
A family in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state has been thrown into mourning after one of their sons, Yusuf Isiaka, was stabbed to death by his friend, Segun Banji, over a ram betting at the Oke Oko in Isawo, Ikorodu on Sunday August 4th.
According to reports, Banji, who resides at Number 15, Araromi Street, Oke Oko had a N500 bet with Isiaka on ram fighting. Both men bought rams ahead of the Muslim festival this Sunday August 11th. They agreed that they would allow their rams engage in a fight and anyone of the rams that loses in the fight, the owner will pay N500 to the other party.
The rams then engaged in a serious fight.
Trouble however started when one of them failed to give the N500 as earlier agreed. An argument ensued between them which led to a fight. Banji was said to have allegedly broken a bottle during the fight and stabbed Isiaka on the left chest. Realizing that he had committed a crime, Banji allegedly fled the scene but was fished out from his hiding place by officials of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps Safety Corps (LNSC) with the help of Owutu community members.
According to reports, while the suspect was being moved to the agency’s office at Bolade, Oshodi, for onward handover to the police, a military officer in Ikorodu stopped the team and asked them to stay back for the police to come and take him.
“We took the suspect in our patrol vehicle, but the military base in the area said we should wait at their checkpoint till the police arrive. On arrival of the Owutu anti-robbery squad, the captain directed that we should handover the suspect to the police and we all moved down to the station. A woman inspector was detailed as the Investigating Police Officer (IPO),” he said
A 23-year-old British sex worker mum has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of killing her daughters.
Louise Porton will spend a minimum of 32 years in prison for the murder of 17-months-old Scarlett Vaughan and 3-year-old Lexi Draper, following her conviction after a five-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
She reportedly killed her daughters just two weeks apart in January 2018 in a bid to make it seem like they had died from natural causes. The court heard how Porton had tried to avoid spending time with her daughters and even claimed to have had sex with a man while they slept in another room.
The convicted sex worker was spotted casually leading Lexi into their home in a CCTV footage obtained hours before she killed her on January 15, 2018. She reportedly searched for “can you actually die if you have a blocked nose and cover your mouth with tape” on the internet before contacting emergency services.
Jurors heard Porton accepted 41 friend requests on a dating app just a day after Lexi died, and was described by prosecutors as being “calm and emotionless” following Scarlett’s death.
The blonde-haired mother who denied all responsibility and also told the police in a prepared statement “I still don’t know how my daughters died, or what caused it”, was convicted of two counts of murder on Thursday August 1. Ruling on the murder case at Birmingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Yip described the incident as “evil” and “calculated”.
A First class final year student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka was on Wednesday, stabbed to death by a fellow student over non-payment of electricity bill at Alfred’s Lodge, an off-campus residence where he lived.
The student identified as Mbah Chuks Stephen, who had less than two months to graduate from the Department of Public Administration and Local Government (PALG), got into a fight with his lodge president simply identified as Asogwa Nnamdi, popularly called Tiny over issues around payment of electricity bill.
Nnamdi, a second year student of the Department of Combined Arts (English/Theatre and Film studies) was said to have disconnected the deceased’s electricity line following his alleged refusal to pay a fine of N200 as agreed by the residents of the lodge.
Helen Okereke, a resident of the lodge described the incident as “unusual, unexpected and a brief moment of anger,” which ended up destroying a lot of things, adding that the deceased first attacked the Nnamdi with a stone which prompted the retaliatory attack.
Another resident, Unwana Ekere who witnessed the incident disclosed to Sunnewsonline that as Nnamdi went to the deceased’s room to collect the agreed sum, the deceased refused to pay and requested that his electricity be reconnected immediately and upon refusal by Nnamdi, a scuffle started and he was stabbed.
He was later rushed to Bishop Shanahan Hospital by his younger brother and some other residents of the lodge where he was confirmed dead.
Daniel Sunday, another resident who narrated the incident, said that the whole issue started last month when EEDC brought electricity bill to them which they paid only for them to be told afterwards that the bill they cleared was only that of those living in the first series of the lodge (downstairs) and not for the whole lodge.
The lodge president then called for a meeting where they all agreed to pay a sum of N1,000 to clear their debts.
Meanwhile, there hadn’t been power supply in the community (Odenigwe) for quite some time but last week, power was restored in the community, but their lodge’s power supply was not restored. Since it was only their building that was affected, they decided to contribute N200 each to pay someone who would reconnect theirs and this was what triggered the fight.
When the lodge president got to the deceased’s room to collect their own contribution after power was restored, the deceased’s response that he had no money to pay infuriated the lodge president who threatened to disconnect his line.
Daniel added that the two people involved were not enemies before then and described the incident as unintentional. He said it all resulted to anger which later turned sour.
“We don’t know the whereabouts of Nnamdi but we know he followed the deceased to the hospital as he himself also sustained injuries. We got the news of his death on Thursday morning from his girlfriend and it’s still a shock to us that he is dead. A little misunderstanding led to an unforgettable incident,” he said.
The deceased’s classmate who pleaded anonymity also confirmed the incident adding that Stephen’s body was deposited at Bishop Shanahan mortuary, Nsukka while the guy who stabbed him was in police net.
He said that the death of Stephen came as a shock to them; it left both students and lecturers in tears as he was a very peaceful and intelligent fellow with a CGPA of 4.8.
Spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amarizu, who confirmed the incident, said the state Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, has directed a full-scale investigation, just as the suspect is helping the operatives in their investigations.
The dead body of the deceased has been deposited in a nearby hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile friends of the late have taken to social media to mourn his death.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu state has been thrown into mourning as one of its resident priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, was killed by unknown gunmen along the Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu on Thursday night, August 1st.
Fr. Offu was until his death the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka.
Details of how he was murdered is still sketchy but the matter has since been reported to the police. His friends have since taken to Facebook to mourn him. See their posts and photos of the deceased below.