American model pleads not guilty to killing Nigerian boyfriend

Christian Obumseli and Courtney Clenney alias Tailor

American model Courtney Clenney has pleaded not guilty to the murder of her Nigerian boyfriend, Christian Obumseli.

Hawaii Police Department arrested the model known professionally as Courtney Tailor earlier this month.

The department said in a statement that a warrant was issued for the arrest of 26-year-old Clenney on allegations of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

Court documents obtained by E! News showed the influencer pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon via a written plea dated August 18.

She is also to be arraigned on August 31.

Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, stated after her arrest that the move by the police was shocking because of “clear evidence of self-defense in this matter.”

In April, Miami Police found Obumseli bleeding and Clenney covered in blood. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where a doctor pronounced him dead.

His death came one week before his 28th birthday.