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28-year-old man kills his girlfriend in hotel room after she refused his marriage proposal

By Mason White 11:29 AM August 6, 2014
Rafael Effiong and Gift Sunday 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A young woman is dead after refusing her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police said that they arrested 28-year-old Rafael Effiong on Thursday, after being accused of killing his lover, 26-year-old Gift Sunday, at a hotel because she refused his marriage proposal.

According to relatives of the victim, Sunday met Effiong last year, and the two were living together. Effiong proposed to marry the victim several times, but she rejected him, saying that he was a difficult man.

During questioning, Effiong told investigators that he killed the victim because she refused to marry him.

Sunday was stabbed in the arm and chest with a pair of scissors on Monday, after the two checked in to a hotel on Yusuf Eleran Street.

Effiong is also accused of assaulting Sunday last month. Hotel guests broke down the door of Sunday’s room and found her in a pool of blood.

They held down the suspect until police arrived. Sunday was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.