Joy Afekafe, the 14-year-old househelp of a Federal University of Technology Minna lecturer, Dr Fumilola Adefolalu, has been arrested for killing her boss.
This was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger State Command, Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed that the suspect carried out the attack with her classmates, Walex and Smart who are on the run.
He assured that the fleeing suspects would be arrested by the police.
AN24 reported that the lifeless body of the lecturer was discovered by some of her friends and church members who visited her residence in Gbaiko Area of Minna on October 10, 2023,
The team who visited her, however, met her lying in a pool of blood with marks of injury on her body, on getting to Adefolalu.
The PPRO revealed that Afekafe was arrested on Monday around 9 pm.
The statement read, “During interrogation, the suspect confessed that she served as the deceased’s housemaid for about three weeks, and she was laid off due to her misdeed in the house.
“After she was laid off, she met her classmates called Walex and Smart, narrated her ordeal to them and conspired to attack the lecturer at her residence.
“Afekafe said they went to the lecturer’s residence on October 28, 2023, around 1600hrs, with a motorcycle and she surfaced at the gate, while the lecturer opened the gate for her.
“Walex and Smart later entered, beat and hit the lecturer’s head with a stool and stabbed her with a knife brought by Walex while Smart took another knife from the kitchen, and stabbed her severally.”
Abiodun stated, “She (Afekafe) said the deceased’s phone and laptop were taken away, while they also removed the battery of the vehicle parked in the compound and fled the scene.
“The suspect will be transferred to SCID for further investigation and diligent prosecution, while effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing other suspects.”