Ogun police arrest man for murdering lover over N500, 000
The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ijebu-Igbo Police Station by the deceased’s mother, Amoke Onasanya, who alleged that her daughter received a telephone call from the suspect informing her that he had got a plot of land for her to buy as a result of which the deceased was given N530, 000 to purchase the land.
Onasanya told the Police that few hours after her daughter left home, her cell phone was switched off, “and after all attempts to reach her failed, I reported to the Police.”
According to the Command’s spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, following further interrogation, the suspect led the Police to a shallow grave in his house where he buried the deceased.
“When the grave was dug out, the decomposing body of the victim was discovered. It was at this point that the suspect confessed killing the deceased and taking possession of the N530, 000 on her.
“He confessed further that he used a club to hit her on the head, which led to the deceased’s death and subsequently buried her in his house to cover any trace of the woman’s death to him.
“He also confessed that he has used N30, 000 out of the money he took from the deceased to settle an outstanding debt, while the remaining N500, 000 is been kept with one his friends.”
Oyeyemi stated that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the General Hospital morgue in Abeokuta for post-mortem, while the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed the SCIID to expedite action into the investigation and arraign the suspect before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as possible.
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