Ogun: Internet fraudster kills undergraduate girlfriend

A 27-year-old Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command for killing his girlfriend, one Idowu Buhari an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic Saapade.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Wednesday, in Abeokuta.

The suspect, according to the statement was arrested following a distress call received at Ode -Remo divisional headquarters, that the suspect, who reside at No 3, Mojubade compound, Eredu Ishara, locked himself and his girlfriend inside his room and had started beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall, and all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.

Upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, quickly led his men to the scene where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open. 

The victim was quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara, but was pronounced dead by doctor on duty. 

The suspect, an indigine of Enugu state was promptly arrested and taken into custody. 

On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster, and that certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him.

He further stated that it was the argument over the said money that led to scuffle between them which eventually led to the death of the girl. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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