Courtney Clenney alias Tailor, an Instagram model and influencer, has been arrested by the Hawaii Police Department for fatally stabbing her Nigerian boyfriend, Christian Tobechukwu Obumseli.
According to NBC News, the Hawaii Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of Clenney, 26, on suspicion of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon on Wednesday.
Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, revealed that she was being treated for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder at a rehab facility in Hawaii when she was arrested.
Prieto also stated that Clenney arrest was shocking because of “the clear evidence of self-defense in this matter.”
As earlier reported by ANAEDOONLINE.NG in April, policemen responded to calls at the couple’s Miami apartment where Tobechukwu was found bleeding.
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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