18Year-Old Ex-convict Stabs Sex Worker To Death In Abeokuta

The suspect, Jamiu Malomo
The suspect, Jamiu Malomo

Police in Ogun State said it has arrested an 18year-old boy, Jamiu Malomo for the alleged murder of a 28 year-old commerical sex worker, Azeezat Akande.

The suspect, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the chairman, Ilupeju community, Oke Aregba, Abeokuta that they woke up in the morning of Sunday 18th of July 2021 to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was stabbed to death on a rock in the area, with a knife soaked with blood beside her.

Oyeyemi explained that, on the report, the DPO Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau and his detectives moved to the scene from where the corpse was moved to state hospital, Ijaiye mortuary.

The PPRO added that, the DPO and his crack detectives embarked on intelligence and forensic investigations to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder of the deceased.

He said, the detectives efforts paid off when the suspect was sighted at about 11:45 pm of Thursday 22nd of July 2021, at 3AD bar Panseke area of Abeokuta, where he was trying to pick another prostitute and was arrested.

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The Police spokesperson added that, on interrogation, the suspect who was just released from prison custody last month, confessed killing the deceased.

According to him, he picked the deceased from Panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure.

After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded for the N10,000 which was their agreement, but he refused to give her because he had only N8,000 naira with him.

He emphasized that, the situation led to hot argument between them, he then gave his phone to the deceased to hold and wait for him on the road to go and bring the money for her.

He said while the deceased was waiting, the suspect came back with a knife unknown to the victim and he stabbed her deeply on her neck resulting to the instant death of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

The CP also warned criminal to stop testing the resolve of the command to bring any criminal to book no matter where they are because the command is ready more than ever before to ensure that no criminal go unpunished.

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