A 23-year-old bricklayer, Adebayo Kingsley, has been arrested for allegedly killing his 46-year-old lover and raping her corpse in Edo state.

It was gathered that the suspect killed his older lover, Rosemary Ifeoma a widow and mother-of-four, by hitting her head with a plank and had sex with her corpse afterwards.

Kingsley was earlier accused of hitting Rosemary’s 13-year-old son, after which he pounced on her thinking the son was dead.

Recounting the sad incident a neighbor of the deceased who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity said,

“This woman we popularly called Mama Samuel was a widow with four children and the last one, who is 13 years, stays with her. She was having difficulties paying her rent and then approached a woman in the area whose brother was building a storey building that has been roofed, to allow her stay there pending when she can raise money from her business to get a new accommodation.

“She had a lover, who is a bricklayer, that was coming to see her and people around here know them. It was early in the morning on July 16 that her 13 years old son, after regaining consciousness from his confrontation with the suspect in the night, ran to inform neibghours of what has happened.

“He was rushed to the hospital for treatment and later narrated the story of how the suspect attacked them. He led others to the place where the suspect was working and immediately he sighted the boy, he took to his heels until he was pursued and arrested by the police.”

When confronted Adebayo Kingsley confessed to the crime but denied hitting the deceased with a plank. According to him, Rose died in the course of an argument.

Confirming the incident to Vanguard on Tuesday, July 27th, Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Command, Kontongs Bello, said the suspect would be charged to court once investigations are concluded.

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