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Ogun State police command said it has arrested a 31yr old man, Rexlawson Jonson for the murder of his girlfriend, Patricia John in the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement confirmed the arrest.
Jonson is alleged to have strangled his 26 year old girlfriend with whom he checked into a hotel in Ibafo area of Ogun State.
Oyeyemi said the manager of the hotel reported to the Ibafo Police Division which led to investigations that resulted into Jonson’s arrest.
“…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.
“On the strength of the report, 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.
“Preliminary investigation later revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after killing the woman. Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence based investigation which led to unraveling the identity of the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives,” Oyeyemi said in the statement.
Jonson upon interrogation confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased adding that a misunderstanding led to physical assault between them.
Jonson said he had to sneak out of the hotel when the woman collapsed and died.
The Commissioner of police, CP Edward Ajogun however, 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.
Patricia’s body has since been collected and deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital in Shagamu for post mortem examination.