Ifezue Chiamaka and Ifezue Emeka, two siblings, have been arraigned before a magistrate court in Enugu over the alleged murder of Ijeoma Nweke, a makeup artist.


Chiamaka was alleged to have conspired with her brother to kill Ijeoma, a graduate of Imo University (IMSU), for “having an affair with her boyfriend.”

It is understood that Chiamaka allegedly lured Ijeoma to a yet-to-be-identified place with the promise of giving her a makeup gig.

While suspecting foul play, it was gathered that Ijeoma immediately sent a message to a friend before she was allegedly forced to drink a poisonous substance.


The siblings were also alleged to have poured a substance believed to be acid on the deceased’s body.

The deceased was said to have gone missing in November 2020 after taking an order for a make-up session.

This had prompted anxiety on social media after friends and family members took to Twitter to raise the alarm over her whereabouts.


During the hearing of the case on Wednesday, an eyewitness told the court that he saw Chaimaka’s brother allegedly pouring acid on the deceased’s body after they dumped her corpse at the Maryland axis of Enugu Metropolis.

Ijeoma Nweke

The case was adjourned till February 24, 2020, for further hearing.

Nigerians on Twitter demand justice for Ijeoma

The development has since ignited reactions on social media, with many Nigerians calling on authorities to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.


Joining the fray, Mercy Eke, a former BBNaija housemate, described the deceased as her coursemate. She added that Ijeoma was one of the best students in her department during her time in school.

“Ijeoma neke was my coursemate a very brilliant young woman, she graduated with a 2/1. ijeoma was one of the best in my department( psychology Dept .2010/2014) we always tease each other and I will tell her “girl you must work in my rehabilitation center,” she wrote.

“And she will say mercy this department doesn’t fit you and we will laugh over it, when I heard she was missing we hopped and prayed they find her alive, my heart is pleading we want justice, just must be served.”

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