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Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Killing Girlfriend

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

A 31-year-old man, Rexlawson Johnson has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for the alleged gruesome murder of his girlfriend, Patricia John in a hotel in the state.

The suspect was arrested on Friday, October 30, following a report by Adebayo Aladesuyi, a manager of Molayo Hotel, Ibafo who reported that 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 strangled.

Upon the report, the DPO Ibafo Division, Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Shagamu for post mortem examination.

A statement from the force said a preliminary investigation later revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after killing her.

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“Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence based investigation which led to the unraveling of the suspect’s identity. He was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives.

“On interrogation, he confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding which led to physical assault between them. In the process, he said the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost. He subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.”

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

He also appealed to hoteliers in the State to always have proper documentation of their customers in order to assist the police.

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