Ebonyi state police command have arrested 24-year-old Jacinta Ewa Omiko, for allegedly murdering her pregnant co-tenant, Ginika Gabriel, during a quarrel at their home in Akpoh village in Afikpo North Local Government Ebonyi State.

The Sun reports that trouble started when the deceased’s son, defecated at the hallway in their apartment.

Jacinta challenged Ginika over her son’s act and the women soon began exchanging words. The suspect during the altercation picked up a kitchen stool and hit it on Ginika’s head. She slumped immediately and died following the failure of her Neighbours to revive her.

Her remains was later deposited at the God’s Seed Funeral Mortuary, Afikpo.

When interrogated, Jacinta said she never intended to kill her neighbour.

“What happened was that I asked my neighbour, Gabriel, to clear the feaces of her son on the floor of the passage, to avoid people stepping on it. She ignored me and we began exchanging words. Then a fight ensued and I pushed her down.” she said


Confirming the incident, the state commissioner of police, Titus Lamorde said an autopsy would be carried out on the deceased while the suspect would soon be charged to court. Meanwhile, the family of the deceased are demanding that justice must be done in the case.


They described Ginika as a reserved person. They are demanding for the suspect to be prosecuted and if found guilty, sentenced to jail.