Family Demands Justice as 22-Year-Old Nurse Dies in her boyfriend’s house in Imo

The parents of a 22-year-old female nurse, Ginika Judith Okoro, have called on the Nigeria Police and state government to unravel the cause of the mysterious death of their only daughter.

Ginika died in the house of her boyfriend, Charles Ndukwu, in Ezeogba, Awaka, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.

The mother of the late nurse, Mrs Caroline Nneji, who spoke to Punch said the incident happened on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

“My only daughter died last Sunday when she visited a young man called Charles. My only daughter who was 22 years old was raised by us. She has a chemist shop where she treats patients and you know as a nurse she goes to patients’ houses sometimes to treat them. This fateful Sunday, she visited a young man and died in his house,” she narrated.

“My only eye has gone. What sin did I commit that cannot be forgiven,” she wept.

On how she was informed of the death of her daughter, she said, “Around 9 pm on Sunday, the said young man by name Charles Ndukwu came to our house and told us that our daughter was unconscious and he took her to the hospital where the doctor confirmed her dead

According to the nurse’s stepfather, Mr Nneji, the deceased became unconscious after taking pepper soup bought by her boyfriend.

The suspect, Charles Ndukwu, told us that he went and bought pepper soup for our daughter, but she became unconscious after taking the pepper soup, and he rushed her to Edochie Clinic, Awaka in Owerri North where she was confirmed dead by the presiding doctor,” he explained.

It was gathered that Ndukwu had been arrested and remanded by the police for an investigation.

The parents of the deceased who could not hide their sorrow, called on the police and state government to thoroughly investigate the matter with the view of unravelling the truth behind the mysterious death and serving justice to them

“All we seek from the police and the state government is a proper investigation for the unravelling of the facts behind our daughter’s mysterious death. It is the truth only that we are seeking for, after all our daughter cannot come back to life again,” they told the publication.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident

“The police are investigating the matter. The police are assuring members of the public and the family that they will do everything possible to unravel the cause of the mysterious death of the young girl,” he said