Police Nab Man For Strangulating 26Year Old Lover In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, November 2, 2020

Police Nab Man For Strangulating 26Year Old Lover In Ogun


ABEOKUTA - Police in Ogun State have arrested a  31year-old man, Rexlawson Jonson an indigene of Ebonyi State over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend one, Patricia John, 26years.

The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of “MOLAYO HOTEL” Ibafo who reported that while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.

The Police PRO in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this in a press statement said, the DPO Ibafo division, CSP Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital in Shagamu for post mortem examination.

According to Oyeyemi, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after killing the woman.

He explained that, the technical and intelligence based investigation by the DPO led to unraveling the identity of the suspect. 

He added that, the suspect was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives.

The PPRO noted that on interrogation, the suspect confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding which led to physical assault between them. 

In the process, he said the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost.

He subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

He also appealed to hoteliers in the State to always have proper documentation of their customers in order to assist the police in a situation like this.

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