Simon Bernard, a teacher at the Command Secondary School of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji community of Kaduna state, has confessed to killing a senior officer in the Nigerian Navy, Commandant Oluwayemisi Ogundana.
KanyiDaily had reported that Commander Oluwayemisi Ogundana was found dead in a well in a village close to the Jaji military cantonment, Kaduna State after she was declared missing last two weeks Friday.
The corpse of the murdered Naval officer was dismembered and put in a big sack before being dumped in the shallow well where it was found.
More details into the killing Commandant Ogundana emerged on Monday as investigations showed that she was having extra-marital affairs with her murderer, Simon Bernard.
Commandant Ogundana was married with three kids, however, she was having an affair with Mr. Simon Bernard, who was the Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of AFCSC.
Disclosing how the perpetrators of the crime were arrested, a source said they were nabbed by Provost Officers of Nigerian Air Force at the Air Provost Squadron in Kaduna.
A civilian driver, from Jaji, was said to have packed a Toyota Highlander belonging to the Commander Ogundana at Air Provost Squadron Office in Kaduna owing to fuel shortage in the car and went out of the base to buy fuel.
Before coming back to put the fuel into the car and move it out, the Air Provost had laid an ambush for the civilian having gotten wind that the car belonged to a missing Navy Commander from Jaji.
On his return, the civilian was arrested by the Air force and taken into custody
During interrogation, the civilian driver confessed that the Highlander jeep was given to him to sell by someone in Jaji.
With the information, the Airforce launched a manhunt for the principal suspect who lives in Jaji.
After several days of hunting and near misses, the main suspect, Mr. Simon Bernard, was apprehended.
During interrogation, the suspect (Mr. Simon Bernard) confessed to the killing of Navy Commandant Ogundana at Angwan Loya village in Jaji.
He said he was having extramarital affairs with the Commandant and stated that he killed Commander Oluwayemisi because she promised to give him the sum of N2.5million and reneged.
He further confessed that he had several confrontations with Commandant Ogundana along with other staff over her decision to have him (Bernard) sacked as the PTA Chairman of the school and he bore the grudge against her.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, the recovered Toyota Highlander Jeep is currently parked at NAF Base Kaduna and that a team of Naval Police Officers from Abuja have taken the suspects into custody while investigations continue.
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