BY ROTIMI DUROJAIYE
A 48-year-old butcher, Segun Taiwo, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command in connection with the death of his 50-year-old mistress, Abimbola Olusola, whose corpse was found by the road side at Aro area of Abeokuta.
The command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following an information received at Lafenwa divisional headquarters, that a woman’s corpse was seen lying on the road side at Aro area of the town.
Upon the information, Oyeyemi said the Divisional Police Officer at Lafenwa dispatched his men to the scene, where the corpse was recovered and deposited at the mortuary.
He said the case was subsequently transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, for discreet investigation.
“The CSP Femi Olabode-led homicide section there and then embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation to unravel the mystery behind the death of the deceased. 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 confess.”
According to the police image maker, the suspect in his confession told the investigators that he has been dating the deceased since last year, and that he invited her to his house on Sunday, October 31, to pass the night with him, since his wife was not at home.
“It was around 3am 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,” Oyeyemi stressed.
The commissioner of police 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.