Police arrest social media influencer for killing Nigerian boyfriend

Police in the US has arrested Courtney Clenney alias Tailor, an Instagram model and influencer, for the murder of a Nigerian, identified as Christian Tobechukwu Obumselu, after attacking him with a knife and fatally stabbing him.

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) operatives, were said to have taken in the suspect, after the incident, according to NBC News, quoting a statement from the police authorities in the state, which reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of 26-year-old, on allegations of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

The report, quoted Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, as revealing that she was at a rehab facility in Hawaii for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder when she was picked up by police, adding that the arrest was shocking because of “the clear evidence of self-defense in this matter.”

In April, the police operatives were said to have responded to calls at the couple’s Miami apartment where the deceased was reportedly found bleeding and that Miami Fire Rescue personnel took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where a doctor pronounced him dead.

The family of Obumseli had been calling for justice after Courtney was not charged under the Baker Act, over considerations for her mental health.

In Florida, officers can commit a person to a mental health treatment centre for up to 72 hours by using the state’s Baker Act.

Clenney is expected to make a first appearance in local district court on Thursday, after which she will eventually be extradited to Florida.

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