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Operatives of Ogum state Police Command have arrested an 18-year-old ex-convict, Jamiu Malomo for allegedly killing a 28-year-old suspected sex worker , Azeezat Akande .
The incident occured two Saturdays ago at Ilupeju community, Oke-Aregba Abeokuta after the suspect had enjoyed sexual pleasure form the victim .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday .
Oyeyemi said the report of the incident was brought to the police in Adatan by Chairman of the community where the incident happened, Adisa Lawal .
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan Divisional headquarters by the chairman, Ilupeju community, Oke Aregba Abeokuta that they woke up in the morning of Sunday 18th of July 2021 to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was stabbed to death on a rock in the area, with a knife soaked with blood beside her.
He added “upon the report, the Dpo Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau and his detectives moved to the scene from where the corpse was moved to state hospital Ijaye mortuary.
“The DPO and his crack detectives there and then embarked on intelligence and forensic investigations to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder of the deceased.
“Their efforts paid off, when they received an information that the person who was seen last with the deceased has been sighted at about 11:45 pm of Thursday 22nd of July 2021, at 380 Bar, at Panseke area of Abeokuta, where he was trying to pick another runsgirl. The detectives quickly moved in there and got him arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect who was just released from prison custody last month, confessed killing the deceased.
” According to him, he picked the deceased from Panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure.
“After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded for the #10,000 which was their agreement, but he refused to give her because he had only N8,000 with him.
“This led to a hot argument between them, he then gave his phone to the deceased to hold and wait for him on the road to go and bring the money for her.
“While the deceased was waiting, the suspect came back with a knife unknown to the victim and he stabbed her deeply on her neck resulting to the instant death of the deceased.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for a discreet investigation.
He added “the CP also warned criminals to stop testing the resolve of the command to bring any criminal to book no matter where they are because the command is ready more than ever before to ensure that no criminal go unpunished.”