We Made Blood Covenant Says Taxi Driver Who Killed Student Girlfriend

Paul Aveneme, the 26-year-old man who stabbed his girlfriend, Jennifer Atieku, to death for attempting to end their five-year relationship at Madina on Thursday morning, has revealed that they made a blood covenant.

He allegedly told some hospital officials attending to him at the Alpha Medical Centre that he was not willing to let his lover leave him for another man.

The deceased Jennifer Atieku was on Thursday morning stabbed to death by Paul, a taxi driver and a Gabonese national, after she tried to break-up with him.

On his hospital bed at the Alpha Medical Centre at Madina, where he is currently receiving treatment, the suspect said he was afraid that Jennifer, whom he had dated for the past five years, would leave him for another man.

A source at the hospital told Daily Guide that the two lovers swore under the said covenant to stay together till death and sensing that she was slipping away, he decided to end it all by killing her and then committing suicide.

He asked that he be buried close to his lover when he also passes away while receiving medical attention.

Paul Aveneme was unconscious when he was rushed to the Alpha Medical Centre after attempting to take his own life.

He had since regained consciousness and was still receiving treatment under police guard.

It would be recalled that Jennifer Atieku, 22, a Level 300 Banking and Finance student of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), was stabbed to death by her jealous lover.

Jennifer’s taxi driver boyfriend allegedly killed her after she announced a break-up of their five-year relationship.

The boyfriend, according to information gathered by DAILY GUIDE, did not take kindly to the decision of the lady to leave him and threatened to kill her.

He then carried out his threat early Thursday morning, after which he attempted to kill himself by stabbing his abdomen. He however survived.

He was rushed to the nearest clinic for medical attention and was resuscitated, according to police report.

Jennifer, according to the report, received knife wounds on the head, throat and left breast, leading to her death.

The body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.

Sponsorship Brouhaha

Meanwhile, some friends of Jennifer have debunked speculations by a section of the public that Paul was the one sponsoring her education.

A close pal, on condition of anonymity, told Daily Guide that Jennifer was being sponsored by one Felix Atieku, her elder brother.

According to the pal, Jennifer lost interest in the relationship after Paul started to maltreat her.

“She was not allowed to make friends or even give out her personal phone number to friends. Even if Jennifer wanted to do something, she had to seek permission from Paul before she would be allowed to do it. She became fed up with it and wanted to end the relationship but she was afraid,” narrated the friend who claimed they both attended Mamfe Girls Senior High School in the Eastern Region.

She said after taking the bold step to announce their break-up, Paul threatened to kill Jennifer and so the matter was reported to the Legon Police for investigations last Tuesday.

Police reports indicated that Paul was only released on bail Wednesday evening, only for him to take his lover’s life the next morning.

The report said Paul, aggrieved by the fact that he was locked up, allegedly bought a new kitchen knife and visited the Obama hostel of the lady not too far from UPSA.

Jennifer, who had then dressed up and was preparing to attend lectures that morning, was trailed by the suspect right from the school and upon reaching the Alpha Medical Centre area, he accosted and stabbed her several times.

Some passers-by heard the screams of the victim and rushed to her rescue.

Sensing danger, the suspect also stabbed himself in the abdomen.