Man arrested for killing girlfriend in Ibafo hotel
A 31-year-old indigene of Ebonyi State, Rexlawson Johnson, has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his 26-year-old girlfriend, Patricia John in a hotel in Ibafo, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area.
The manager of the hotel, Adebayo Aladesuyi who reported the incident to the police said the body of an occupant of one of the rooms was discovered while the workers were carrying out routine checks.
According to the statement issued by the Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect sneaked out of the hotel in Ibafo after allegedly killing his girlfriend.
“The victim had bruises on her neck, suggesting that the deceased might have been strangled,” Oyeyemi said per Punch.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO, Ibafo Division CSP Jide Joshua, led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu for post-mortem examination.
“Preliminary investigation later revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man, who sneaked out of the hotel after killing the woman.
“Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence-based investigation which led to the unravelling of the identity of the suspect.”
Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspect was subsequently traced and arrested by detectives.
“On interrogation, he confessed to checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding, which led to physical assault between them.
“In the process, he said the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost. He subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.