26-ye s-old Stephanie Se-Ember Terungwa was a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). On 14th April 2022, she stepped out with her three-year-old son to go for her Community Development Service (CDS). She was thereafter declared missing. Her decomposing body was to be found weeks later still in her NYSC khaki uniform.
Now, the Nigerian Police Force have been able to unravel the mystery behind her sudden disappearance and subsequent death. According to FCT Police Command, Stephanie was murdered by her husband’s ex, Jennifer.
On 14th April 2022 when Stephanie stepped out with her son to go for her CDS, she planned to stop by Jennifer’s place on her way to her CDS. Jennifer had earlier called her to come to get a phone. Jennifer was someone she knew through her husband Edward. Edward had introduced her as his friend. What Stephanie didn’t know however was that Edward and Jennifer used to dâte. Now Edward had moved on to Stephanie and Jennifer was having none of it.
Unknown to Stephanie, Jennifer had hatched a plan with her accomplices to abduct and kill her to have Edward all to herself. So on that particular day in April when Stephanie dropped by, she was grabbed and tied. Jennifer then bathed her with acid which led to her death. Having completed their hideous task, they dumped her bódy on a deserted road at about 3 am. Her three-year-old son was however abandoned at a Catholic church in Maitama.
When Stephanie didn’t show up for her CDS, a missing person report was filled by her colleagues. They also launched a campaign on social media. Her dilapidated corpse was however found some weeks later by the Police. Because her body was found still in her NYSC khaki uniform they figured this must be the missing Corper they’ve been looking for. Her husband was brought in to identify the body. Which he positively did.
Jennifer and her accomplices are now in the Police net. It is not however known if Stephanie’s husband was in the know of the plan to kill his wife.
It could not however be ascertained if Edward was still in a romantic relationship with Jennifer after moving on with Stephanie.
Acquaintances Express Shock Over Arrest of Lady in Connection with Murder of Abuja Corps Member
Meanwhile, acquaintances, friends and former schoolmates have expressed shock over the arrest of Jennifer Fani Tsembe in connection with the murder of Terungwa Stephenie.
It was gathered that the 26-year-old suspect, at the time of filing this report, deleted her Facebook account a while ago as birthday wishes by her sisters, friends and other people bear her full names but there was no link to the Facebook page.
“She deleted her account some time ago.” one Tim Nyor commented on Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh’s post.
“My junior at BSU. So unfortunate” Doosuur Tion-Ikpila, wrote.
Vera Doosuur: “Omo…this shouldn’t be true abeg”
According to a Facebook user, Sule Terngu Joshua, who claims to be the suspect’s neighbour, her father came to see his father a few days ago and was “scared.”
Joshua further claimed that Jennifer was in the habit of going after her friends’ husbands and boyfriends.
He wrote on Facebook;
“There is nothing she won’t do just to take your man away from you,” he said.
“Jennifer Tsembe na neighbours we be self for area. Lolzz I can recall a lady or one of her friend’s mavis trolled her one time like that but deleted it cos she is fond of going after her friends’ husband and boyfriends,”
“The father came to speak with my dad some days back and he was scared and was running BP. I already knew she had a hand in it immediately when the dad said she was being detained.
“Am not trying to tarnish her image but she no clean at all. Dem say no do pass yourself, you still do now you make everybody dey run Kiti Kiti anyhow.”