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The Ogun police command says it has arrested a 31 -year -old man, Rexlawson Jonson , an indigene of Ebonyi state over alleged gruesome murder of his girlfriend, Patricia John.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested on Friday , saying that the followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi ,the manager of “MOLAYO HOTEL” Ibafo.
He added that the manager had reported that while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel rooms, 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 strangulated.
The police spokesman explained that on the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ibafo division , Jide Joshua, led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu for post mortem examination.
“Preliminary investigation later revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after killing the woman.
“Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence based investigation which led to unraveling the identity of the suspect.
“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,” he said.
Oyeyemi stated that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun hasd 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 appealed to hoteliers in the state to always have proper documentation of their customers in order to assist the police in a situation like this.