An Enugu State Excessive Court docket has issued a verdict of loss of life by hanging for Chiamaka Ifezue, the perpetrator behind the tragic demise of the 27-year-old make-up artist, Ijeoma Nneke, on November 11, 2020.
Within the sentencing, Justice Okay.I Okpe, concurring with the prosecution led by Mrs. Chinelo Chigbo from the Division of Public Prosecution, affirmed Ifezue’s culpability within the demise of the gifted make-up artist based mostly in Enugu. Consequently, Miss Ifezue was discovered responsible of homicide and sentenced to the last word penalty of loss of life by hanging.
Chukwuemeka Ifezue, Chiamaka’s sibling, who was additionally implicated within the crime, was acquitted of all fees by Justice Okpe on July 28, 2022. The court docket discovered no proof implicating him within the fee of the crime.
The costs towards the Ifezue siblings, Chiamaka and Chukwuemeka, included conspiracy and homicide, stemming from allegations that they coerced Ijeoma Nneke into consuming a toxic substance that led to her demise. Following her loss of life, the suspects purportedly disposed of her physique within the Maryland space of Enugu and utilized a corrosive substance, suspected to be acid, to the stays.
In the course of the trial, essential proof, together with varied gadgets recovered from the crime scene, was offered by the prosecution. These displays encompassed forex, digital units reminiscent of iPhones and Blackberry telephones, in addition to make-up instruments belonging to the deceased. Moreover, the important thing to a Toyota Matrix Scan, allegedly used to move the sufferer’s physique, was offered as proof.
Regardless of the compelling case constructed towards Chiamaka Ifezue, her sibling, Chukwuemeka, was absolved of any involvement within the crime, because of a no-case submission filed by his Counsel, Mr. Chuma Oguejiofor.
The court docket’s determination to ship justice within the case of Make-up Artist, Ijeoma, serves as a reminder of the significance of upholding the rule of regulation and making certain accountability for heinous acts perpetrated towards harmless people.