The late Chris Attoh’s wife Bettie Jenifer has been confirmed to have been married to two men before her death, as Greenbelt Police released a statement saying the shooting that led to her death was targeted and not random as earlier suspected.
Bettie Jenifer as we reported on Friday, was shot and killed in a parking lot in Maryland at the close of office hour. The 44-year-old was reported to have left her office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane about 5 p.m. and was walking to her car when an unidentified man armed with a handgun approached her.
When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired multiple rounds. At least one bullet struck her in the head, police said.
The suspect took off in a vehicle. Police described the suspect as black and having a thin build with black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have been in a blue car.
The Greenbelt police in a follow up to Friday statement has confirmed that the late Bettie Jenifer was married to two different men simultaneously, one of whom is a convicted Baltimore drug lord, police said Sunday, and the one we know here in Africa as Chris Attoh.
Chris Attoh and Jenifer married in October, following Chris Attoh’s divorce from his first wife, and Tinsel co-star, Damilola Adegbite.
According to NBC News, the Police on Sunday said Jenifer was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.
The U.S. District Attorney’s Office said the kingpin’s “Jenifer drug trafficking organization” distributed at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.
“Kedrick Jenifer lived large as a major Baltimore drug dealer, but now he will lose all of his toys and live for two decades in federal prison,” U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a news release after his sentencing.
Court records show that Chris Attoh’s co-husband, Kedrick Jenifer filed for divorce on April 9. Bettie Jenifer then filed for divorce six days later.
Co-workers said Bettie Jenifer worked at a temporary staffing agency on the first floor
A spokesperson for Attoh’s talent agency gave the following statement:
“Waka Talent Agency is saddened by the death of Bettie Jenifer, who was married to our client, Mr Chris Attoh. We would like to note that the family has requested to mourn in private and therefore will not be doing any press interviews or commenting on the death.” This was as per NBC News.