Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 47 years old man, Kazeem Adebayo, who murdered his 30 years old lover, Abosede Adesanya, over N500,000.
A statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said “The suspect, who resides in Ijebu Igbo, was arrested following a complaint by the mother of the deceased, Amoke Onasanya, who had lodged a complaint at the Ijebu Igbo divisional headquarters of the police on the 25th January 2019 that her daughter received a call from her man friend on 24th of January 2019, claiming that he has got a plot of land for her to buy for her mother, consequent upon which the deceased left home with the sum of N530,000.
“She stated further that hours after she left home, her cell phone was switched off and she has not been reached since then. Upon the report, the said man friend, Kazeem Adebayo, was invited by the police at Ijebu-Igbo division, but he denied knowing the whereabout of the deceased.
“This prompted the Commissioner of police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu to order the Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of State criminals investigation and intelligence department Dcp Wale Abbas to take over the investigation with the view of discovering the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the victim who was a mother of five.
“The technical investigation embarked upon by the detectives from SCIID led to the discovery of a shallow grave right inside the suspect’s house. When the grave was dug, the decomposing body of the victim was discovered. It was at this point that the suspect confessed killing the deceased and took possession of the #530,000 on her.
“He confessed further that he used a dub to hit her on the head which led to the deceased death and subsequently buried her in his house, in order to cover any trace of the woman’s death to him. He also confessed that he has used #30,000 out of the money he took from the deceased to settle an outstanding debt while the remaining #500,000 is been kept with one his friends.
“Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital morgue for post mortem, while the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed the SCIID to expedite action into the investigation in order to arraign the suspect before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as possible.”