I strangled my benefactor to avoid paying the N100k he lent me – Murder suspect

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Ifeanyi Ezinwa Paul, a 29-year-old revenue collector, has told the police that he killed his 19 year-old kinsman, Victor Ebuka, in order to avoid paying the N100, 000 he borrowed from him.
Paul had lured Ebuka into a bush in Umuleri, Anambra State, and strangled him to death. According to him: “Two years ago, my kinsmen invited me to come and work for the community.
My duty was to serve as a revenue collector for the elderly men in the community. We have market days and everyone was expected to drop a certain amount of money.
It was going well, but I became greedy and spent part of the money I had collected on behalf of the community. I knew I would lose my job if anyone noticed the shortage.
It was out of desperation that I approached Ebuka, who owns a provision store in our village. He was my relative. I borrowed N100, 000 from him, with a promise to refund by January, 2021, but couldn’t meet up.
Following threats by the deceased to report me to the king, I decided to kill him. I cannot explain the devil that entered my head. My family and kindred should all forgive me. What happened was the handiwork of the devil.”
Source: Tracknews.Ng
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