Plateau State Police Command has arrested a security guard, Friday Samson, for allegedly raping and killing a 32-year-old lady, Ruth Yakadi Bako, in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, the victim was coming from work on December 10, 2022, when Samson approached her, raped her, and took away her belongings.
The next morning, her lifeless body was discovered near a car wash in Farin Gada.
The Laranto Division of the command promptly took action after the incident and arrested one Ephraim Emmanuel of Angwan Jarawa, Farin-Gada, and Jos with the victim’s phone.
In a press conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, confirmed that the police arrested Samson, a choirmaster, who admitted to the rape and murder after further investigation.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to selling Ruth’s phone to Emmanuel one Friday.
Samson, who is a father of two, claimed to newsmen that he raped and killed Ruth after she declined to have sexual intercourse with him.
Speaking to newsmen, Samson said;
“I am here because I raped and killed someone. I don’t have any reason for what I did but I did it, it is just wickedness of the heart. That day, I just wanted to sleep with her but she refused, due to wickedness, I defiled and killed her.
I am a security guard at a filling station at Farin Gada. That day, I was on duty that night and I saw her passing at about 11 pm. I have never seen her before and I don’t know her but I called her and told her I wanted to sleep with her but she refused. I chased her and caught up with her. That was when I stabbed and raped her.
She was not dead when I raped her, it is just wickedness of the heart. After I raped her, I picked up her phone and held it for one month. After that I sold it to Ephraim Emmanuel, I did not tell him where I got the phone from just that I told him that the phone is mine. I started working in the filling station in August 2022 and I was being paid N28,000.”
Emmanuel, who bought the phone added;
“I bought the phone because I know him as my choirmaster. He did not tell me he was not the owner of the phone and I did not know the story behind the phone. The Police tracked the phone to me and arrested me so I told them who sold the phone to me.”