Police Arrest Man For Raping, Strangling Neighbour To Death In Ogun State
A 23-year-old boy, Ikenna James, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and killing his 29 years old neighbor Oluwatoshin Adefisayo, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University.
The Ogun State police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this in a press statement issued in Abeokuta, the state capital
He said that the suspect, who lives in the same compound with the late Adefisayo, 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 and then strangled her.
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“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 there and 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 a distress call was made to the police at Ogijo Divisional headquarters,” the public relations officer explained.
He said that in the strength of the complaint, the Divisional Police Officer, 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 has run away confessed to the commission of the crime, also informed the police that they decided to kill the victim after raping her because they discovered that she recognized them.”
“Ikenna’s parents, who described his arrest as good radiance to bad rubbish, said they have already given up on him as he is the black sheep of the family. They also appealed to the authority concerned to ensure that appropriate punishment is awarded to him,” the police added.
The state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has however ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. He also directed that his accomplice be hunted for and brought to book.