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In a statement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan Divisional Police headquarters by the chairman, Ilupeju community, Oke Aregba Abeokuta that they woke up in the morning of Sunday 18th of July 2021 to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was stabbed to death on a rock in the area, with a knife soaked with blood beside her.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau and his detectives moved to the scene from where the corpse was moved to state hospital Ijaye mortuary.
“The DPO and his crack detectives there and then embarked on intelligence and forensic investigations to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder of the deceased.
He said their efforts paid off, when they received information that the person who was seen last with the deceased had been sighted at about 11:45 pm of Thursday 22nd of July 2021, at 380 Bar Panseke area of Abeokuta, where he was trying to pick another girl.
“The detectives quickly moved in there and got him arrested. On interrogation, the suspect who was just released from prison custody last month, confessed to killing the deceased.
According to him, he picked the deceased from Panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure. After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded for the #10,000 which was their agreement, but he refused to give her because he had only eight thousand naira with him.
This led to a heated argument between them, he then gave his phone to the deceased to hold and wait for him on the road to go and bring the money for her. While the deceased was waiting, the suspect came back with a knife unknown to the victim and he stabbed her deeply on her neck resulting in the instant death of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
The CP also warned criminals to stop testing the resolve of the command to bring any criminal to book no matter where they are because the command is ready more than ever before to ensure that no criminal goes unpunished.
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