A security guard, Friday Samson has been apprehended by the Plateau State Police Command for allegedly killing a 32-year-old lady identified as Ruth Yakadi Bako in Jos North Local Government Area of the State.

According to reports, Ruth was coming from work on Saturday, December 10, 2022, when he approached her, defiled her, and carried away her belongings. The next morning, her body was discovered in the vicinity of a car wash in Farin Gada.

The Laranto Division of the command, under the direction of CSP Pam Dauda Ishaya, sprang into action after the heinous incident and arrested one Ephraim Emmanuel of Angwan Jarawa, Farin-Gada, and Jos with the victim’s phone, according to State Commissioner of Police CP Bartholomew Onyeka in a press conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Samson, a choirmaster who admitted to having raped and killed Ruth, was arrested after additional inquiry, the man said. During interrogation, the suspect said that Samson, of the same location, had sold the phone to him one Friday.

The 29-year-old suspect, a father of two, claimed to newsmen that he raped and murdered Ruth after she refused to sleep with him.

Speaking to newsmen, Samson said;

“I am here because I raped and killed someone. I don’t have any reason for what I did but I did it, it is just wickedness of the heart. That day, I just wanted to sleep with her but she refused, due to wickedness, I defiled and killed her.
I am a security guard at a filling station at Farin Gada. That day, I was on duty that night and I saw her passing at about 11 pm. I have never seen her before and I don’t know her but I called her and told her I wanted to sleep with her but she refused. I chased her and caught up with her. That was when I stabbed and raped her.
She was not dead when I raped her, it is just wickedness of the heart. After I raped her, I picked up her phone and held it for one month. After that I sold it to Ephraim Emmanuel, I did not tell him where I got the phone from just that I told him that the phone is mine. I started working in the filling station in August 2022 and I was being paid N28,000.”

Emmanuel, who bought the phone added;

“I bought the phone because I know him as my choirmaster. He did not tell me he was not the owner of the phone and I did not know the story behind the phone. The Police tracked the phone to me and arrested me so I told them who sold the phone to me.”

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