Ogun police arrest Yahoo boy for killing girlfriend
Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 27-year- old Yahoo boy, Obeta John, for killing his girlfriend, one Idowu Buhari, an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway polytechnic, Saapade.
The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, following a distress call received at Ode -Remo divisional headquarters, that the suspect, who resides at number 3, Mojubade compound, Eredu Ishara, locked himself and his girlfriend inside his room, and started beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall, and all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.
Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Ode-Remo division, Fasogbon Olayemi, quickly led his men to the scene, where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.
The victim was quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara, but was pronounced dead by doctor on duty, according to the police report.
The suspect, an indigene of Enugu State was promptly arrested and taken to custody.
On interrogation, the suspect, Obeta John confessed that he was an internet fraudster, and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend, which she refused to relinquish to him.
He stated that it was the argument over the said money that led to the scuffle between them, which eventually led to the death of the girl.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Investigation Department (SCIID), for further investigation and diligent prosecution.