18-year-old ex-convict stabs prostitute to death in Ogun
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested an 18-year-old boy, Jamiu Malomo, for allegedly stabbing a 28-year-old prostitute to death.
The incident, according to the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, occurred in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim to death following his refusal to pay her the agreed N10, 000 fee for her services.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan Divisional Headquarters by the chairman of Ilupeju community in Oke Aregba, Abeokuta.
The chairman of the community told the police that they discovered the lifeless body of the victim with the knife, which the suspect allegedly used to stab her on a rock in the area on Saturday, July 18.
Oyeyemi said: “Upon the report, the DPO of Adatan Division, SP Abiodun Salau, and detectives moved to the scene and took the corpse to the morgue of the state hospital, Ijaye, in Abeokuta.
“The DPO and detectives embarked on intelligence and forensic investigations to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder of the deceased.
“The police received information that the person, who was seen last with the deceased, had been sighted about 11:45p.m. of Thursday, 22nd of July 2021, at 380 Bar, Panseke area of Abeokuta, where he was trying to pick another ‘runs girl.’
“The detectives quickly moved in there and got him arrested.”
Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspect, who was just released from prison custody last month, had confessed to killing the deceased.
“On interrogation, the suspect said he picked the deceased from Panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure.
“After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded N10, 000, which was their agreement, but he refused to give her because he had only N8, 000 with him.
“This led to a 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 in the instant death of the deceased,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.