According to to Gislovers9ja, Precious Chidalu Ihedimbu, the cousin of Nigerian comedian, Brain Jotter, was lured to her death by Patrick and his associates in May 2022. Patrick’s group allegedly targeted precious’ boyfriend on suspicions of being a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) or the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The group obtained Precious’ phone number and began chatting with her, claiming to be interested in her romantically. They showered her with gifts and money, and eventually convinced her to travel from Imo State to Anambra to meet the anonymous person.
On May 13th, 2022, Precious arrived at the agreed meeting spot where Patrick’s associates picked her up and took her to a hotel in Ngozika Estate. Patrick was also at the hotel, having an affair with one of the hotel’s receptionists named Miracle Orji. The following morning, Precious was taken quietly to Awkuzu SARS where she was interrogated about her boyfriend. Despite her protestations that he was not involved with ESN or IPOB, they refused to let her go and confiscated her phones.
During the interrogation, Patrick transferred the 1.2 million naira that was in Precious’ account to his own account. After ransacking her phone, the group discovered that Precious was related to Brain Jotter, who went public with the news of her death. According to Brain Jotter, Precious was strangled to death by Patrick and his cohorts. The circumstances of her death have caused outrage in Nigeria and have sparked renewed calls to reform the police force.
The hotel where Precious was taken, SPA LAVENDER, has been called upon to release unfiltered CCTV footage of the 13th and 14th of May 2022 to help provide evidence and aid in the ongoing investigation of Precious’ death. The tragedy highlights the dangers of online scams and the need for individuals to be vigilant when communicating with strangers on the internet. It is also a stark reminder of the dangers of police brutality and corruption in Nigeria, and the need for reform to prevent such senseless and tragic deaths in the future.