Vanguard newspaper reports that the young man, who was in love with a fellow NYSC
member, Chioma Okewuru, went berserk when the girl came back from her
village over the weekend with a ring from a man she had promised to
Ernest, who is from Edo State and a graduate of the
University of Benin, was posted to Cross River State in October, where
he met and fell in love with Chioma, and both were serving in Redemption
Secondary School, Ofombogha 1 in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross
Mr. Noah Ntuen, Acting Divisional Police Officer
for Obubra told Vanguard on phone: “The girl had told the guy that she
would not marry him, but that they could be friends. So when she came
back from home last weekend and showed him the ring her husband-to-be
gave her, the young man became furious.
“On Wednesday, the situation became worse and at about 7pm, he locked himself in the room and took some poisonous substances.”
source in the school told Vanguard: “They met at the NYSC Orientation
Camp at Abrekpe-Ebokpo and as luck would have it, they were both posted
to the same school where they had a relationship going.
“He had the hope the whole thing would end in marriage, but Chioma already had another person she wants to marry.”
said the body had been deposited in the mortuary of Obubra General
Hospital, while Chioma is with the police, where investigations on the
circumstances surrounding the tragic death are in progress.