The police have apprehended a 23-year-old man for allegedly raping and killing his 29-year-old neighbour.
Officers of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 23-year old man, identified as Ikenna James, for the alleged rape and murder of Oluwatosin Adefisayo, 29.
The deceased is said to be a graduate of the prestigious University, Obafemi Awolowo University, and the act was carried out at their residence in Ogijo area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the crime stated that the suspect, who resides in the same compound as the deceased, ganged up with his friend and broke into the apartment of the deceased in the night through the ceiling while she was fast asleep, raped her before they strangled her.
According to the suspect, they had to kill her because she had already recognized who they were.
However, the suspect’s accomplice, who is at large, is now wanted by the authorities
According to Oyeyemi, other neighbours including the parents of the suspect woke up in the morning only to discover that the apartment of the deceased had been broken into.
Thereafter, the neighbours immediately invited the local vigilante to the scene, and while at the scene, Ikenna was seen coming down from the ceiling where he has been hiding after the shameful act.
The state police spokesman said he was quickly captured while a distress call was made to the police at Ogijo divisional headquarters. The Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
During interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed guilty to committing the crime.
Oyeyemi, however, explained that Ikenna’s parents who described his arrest as good radiance to bad rubbish said they have already given up on him as he happens to be the black sheep of the family.
They also appealed to authorities concerned to ensure that appropriate punishment is awarded to him.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation. He also directed that his accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.