A High Court sitting in Enugu State on Wednesday, February 7, sentenced Chiamaka Ifezue to death by hanging for killing a 27-year-old makeup artist, Ijeoma Nneke, on November 11, 2020.
The court, which was presided over by Honourable Justice Kenneth Okpe, in a two-hour judgement, found the accused, Chiamaka Ifezue, guilty of k+lling the victim by forcing her to drink a poisinous substance.
Recall that Ijeoma had left home on November 11 for a job but went missing afterwards. Her corpse was later found in Maryland within Enugu Metropolis on November 16, 2020.
Ifezue and her brother, Chukwuemeka, were arraigned before the court on two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and m¥rder in 2021.
However, Justice Okpe discharged Chukwuemeka following a no-case submission pleaded by the defence counsel, Mr Chuma Oguejiofor.
Delivering the final judgment on the case on Wednesday, Justice Okpe said the prosecution proved the case of m¥rder against Ifezue beyond a reasonable doubt.
The court found her guilty of m¥rder and sentenced her to death by hanging.