Young woman charged with murder for killing uncle who tried to rape her

By Mason White 4:43 PM October 31, 2017
Tina Rebecca Sunday
Tina Rebecca Sunday
By: Emily Lewis

A young woman in Nigeria, was thrown in jail for killing her uncle who tried to rape her while she was sleeping in her bed.

Enugu police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Tina Rebecca Sunday after being accused of killing 48-year-old Friday Matthew.

Sunday was charged with one count of murder.

Women’s rights groups have called on prosecutors to drop the charge against the woman as she killed her uncle in self-defense.

According to the police investigation, Sunday was living with her uncle Matthew in his home on Ezilo Street.

Matthew sexually assaulted Sunday several times.

On Friday, Sunday went to lie down in her bed at around 8:30 p.m.

A few moments later, Matthew came into her room and began removing her clothes.

Sunday decided that she had enough of the abuse and resisted.

Sunday kicked Matthew in the groin area.

When Matthew began hitting her, Sunday picked up a rock and hit her uncle over the head.

Sunday then fled the scene.

When Matthew’s 10-year-old son came home, he saw his father lying unconscious on the ground and called the police.

Matthew was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.

During questioning by police, Sunday said that she did not intend to kill her uncle as she just wanted to stop the rape.