By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly killing his girlfriend, Police officials in Ogun State have arrested a 27 years old Yahoo boy, Obeta John.
Until she was murdered, the girlfriend, Idowu Buhari, was an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday 29th November, 2022 following a tip off.
The statement said “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.
“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 indigine of Enugu State was promptly arrested and taken to custody,” the stated added.
On interrogation, the suspect, Obeta John, according to the statement, 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 scuffle between them which eventually led to the death of the girl.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, it stated, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.