Men of Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 23-year old boy, Ikenna James for alleged rage and murder of his 29-year old neighbor Oluwatoshin Adefisayo, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile ife.
The suspect, who live in the same compund with the deceased, bargained with his friend who is now at large and they broke into the apartment of the deceased in the night through the ceiling while she was fast asleep, raped her before they strangled her.
The neighbors including the parents of the suspect woke up in the morning only to discover that the apartment of the deceased had been broken into. The neighbors then invited the local vigilante to the scene, and while at the scene, Ikenna was seen coming down from the ceiling where he has been hiding after the dastardly act.
He was quickly held down while distress call was made to the police at Ogijo divisional headquarters.
The DPO Ogijo division, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
On interrogation, Ikenna James whose partner in crime is still at large confessed to the commission of the crime, he also informed the police that they decided to kill the victim after raping her because they discovered that she recognized them.
Ikenna parents described the arrest of their son as good radiance to bad rubbish and said they are already given up on him as he is the black sheep of the family. They also appealed to authority concerned to ensure that appropriate punishment is awarded to him.
In a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. He also directed that his accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.
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