An ex-vigilante boss identified as Uche (surname withheld) has allegedly killed his girlfriend over a new born baby at the weekend.
Trouble started when the suspect demanded custody of his baby without paying her mother’s bride price and her parents refused to release the baby.
The suspect, who was a security man at her street in GRA, Onitsha, fell in love with the girl before he was sacked from the duty in December 2014.
When the parents of the girl asked him to pay the bride price to formalize the marriage, he allegedly brought out a gun and shot the girl in the chest.
Two days to her death, the suspect observed that the parents of the girl were not at home. When he visited their house and met the girl, he wanted to forcibly take the baby but she resisted.
He then collected all her clothes and those of the baby and proceeded to set them ablaze after which he left the house.
Two days later, he visited again and asked the girl to come for a discussion in the compound. As they were walking towards the gate, he turned round and brought out a gun and shot the girl in the chest and fled.