From Tunde Osho – Abeokuta
A 27-year-old Yahoo boy, Obeta John, was yesterday Tuesday 29th of November 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his girlfriend, one Idowu Buhari an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic Saapade.
Police spokesman of Ogun command, SP Abbola Oyeyemi in a statement to The SUPREME, disclosed that, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received at Ode -Remo divisional headquarters, that the suspect, who reside at No 3, Mojubade compound, Eredu Ishara, locked himself and his girlfriend inside his room and had started beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall, and all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive .
According to Oyeyemi, upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi quickly led his men to the scene where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door opened.
The victim was quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara,but was pronounced dead by doctor on duty.
The suspect an indigene of Enugu State was promptly arrested and taken to custody.
On interrogation, the suspect, Obeta John informed the police that he is an internet fraudster, and that 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 further that it was the argument over the said money that led to scuffling between them which eventually led to the death of the girl.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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