An 18-year-old boy, identified as Jamiu Malomo, has been arrested for allegedly killing a 28-year-old lady, Azeezat Akande, in Ogun state.
According to the spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was apprehended following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the chairman of Ilupeju community, Oke Aregba, Abeokuta.
The Chairman reported that they woke up to the lifeless body of a young lady, who was stabbed to death on a rock in the area, with a blood-stained knife beside her on Sunday, July 18.
Following the report, the DPO of Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau and his detectives went to the crime scene and carried the corpse to the state hospital Ijaye mortuary.
Thereafter, they embarked on an intelligence and forensic investigation to unravel the mystery behind the murder. During the investigation, they received information that the person who was last seen with the deceased was sighted at 380 bar in Panseke, Abeokuta, on Thursday, July 22, where he was trying to pick another “runs girl”.
The police operactives acted on that information and got him arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect who was just released from prison custody last month, confessed to killing the deceased. According to him, he picked the deceased from Panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure. After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded for the N10,000 which was their agreement, but he refused to give her because he had only eight thousand naira with him.
This led to hot argument between them. He then gave his phone to the deceased to hold and wait for him on the road to go and bring the money for her. While the deceased was waiting, the suspect came back with a knife unknown to the victim and he stabbed her deeply on her neck resulting to the instant death of the deceased.”
Abimbola added that the State Commissioner of Police have ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.