Men from the Ogun state police command have detained a 48-year-old butcher named Segun Taiwo in connection with the death of his 50-year-old woman friend Abimbola Olusola, whose body was discovered by the roadside in the Aro area of Abeokuta.
The suspect was apprehended after Lafenwa divisional headquarters received information that a woman dead had been discovered on the roadway in the Aro region of Abeokuta. The DPO at Lafenwa dispatched his men to the scene after receiving the information, and the body was collected and deposited in the mortuary.
The case was subsequently transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department on the order of the commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole for discreet investigation.
According to the state police command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, CSP Femi Olabode led the homicide section there and then embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation to unravel the mystery behind the death of the deceased.
He said the investigation eventually led them to Obada oko area, where the suspect is living and he was arrested. On interrogation, the suspect first denied knowing the deceased, but when evidence linking him with the deceased which has been at the disposal of the policemen before his arrest was tabled before him, he was left with no other alternative than to confessed
In his confession, he told the investigators that he has been dating the deceased since last year and that he invited her to his house on Sunday October 31st to pass the night with him, since his wife is not at home.
It was around 3 am that the deceased started showing signs of sickness after they have sex together, and before he could do anything, she has given up the ghost. He stated further that he took the corpse in his car and drove it to Aro area where he dumped it .When asked why he behaved in such an inhuman manner, he said he did so out of fear.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole who commended his men for the professional manner in which they carried out the investigation has directed that the suspect be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded. He therefore appealed to members of the public to always make their whereabouts known to at least one person whenever they have cause to go out of their houses.