The Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, announced the arrest of one Promise Oguegbu for allegedly killing an accountant, Rasaki Balogun, and his mistress, Muyibat Alabi, in the Ejigbo area of the state.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Balogun’s wife, Akorede, who discovered the corpses of her husband and Alabi at his second home, reported the incident to the police.
It was gathered that police investigation led to Oguegbu, who was arrested.
While speaking with journalists during a parade by the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, on Tuesday, the 25-year-old Oguegbu, however, accused Akorede of killing her husband and his mistress.
Oguegbu, one of Balogun’s tenants, stated that he saw when Akorede poured a substance into Balogun and Alabi’s mouths, adding that she pleaded with him (Oguegbu) not to expose her and bribed him with her husband’s car.
The suspect said, “I just came back from South Korea. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, my landlord’s wife (Akorede) came around and called me to assist her with something. I asked her what it was and she said I should join her in the main building.
“When I got there, I saw a huge man in the sitting room, the man ordered me to tie the landlord girlfriend’s hands. My landlord and his girlfriend were shouting for help, but there was nothing I could do because I was afraid.
“I did not kill my landlord; it was my landlord’s wife who poured something into his mouth and that of his girlfriend. I saw her (Akorede) doing it. She gave me the key to her husband’s car and said I should not expose her. I did not report to the police because I was scared.
“The police arrested the woman (Akorede) and the man who was with her, but I don’t know where they are at the moment. I am not the one to carry their cross; they are not innocent of this crime. The police should also bring them to answer to the crime.”
When confronted with Oguegbu’s claims, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the matter was still being investigated.
Similarly, the command has arrested one Bidemi Mojuba for allegedly stabbing a commercial sex worker, identified simply as Christy, to death in the Amuwo Odofin area of the state.
Mojuba, who was also paraded by the CP on Tuesday, confessed that he committed the crime under the influence of hard drugs.
He stated that he felt the urge to have sex on the day of the incident after taking hard drugs, adding that he visited a club to pick Christy in order to satisfy his sexual urge.
When they got to his place of residence at No. 55 Cooperation Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Mojuba said they were about to have sex when Christy demanded to be paid before rendering her service.
The suspect, who insisted that he would pay the deceased after the sex, said her insistence on getting paid in advance led to a disagreement and in the process, he picked up a knife with which he stabbed her to death.
A footage in possession of our correspondent revealed how Mojuba was tortured by residents of the area, who caught him after he had perpetrated the crime.
At first, Mojuba was seen confessing to killing Christy because she resisted his sexual advances; he later said he committed the crime for ritual purposes.
While speaking to journalists during the parade, the suspect said he took drugs to enhance his sexual performance, adding that Christy was his regular customer.
The 26-year-old said, “On the day of the incident, I took lots of hard drugs and I needed a lady to be with at home; so, I went to a club to pick Christy and we went home together. We were about to make love when she demanded money, but I told her that I was not a stranger to her and said I would pay her after we were through.
“We started quarrelling from the bedroom and came to the sitting room, but before I knew what was happening, I went into the kitchen, picked up a knife and stabbed her multiple times in different parts of her body. It was after the incident that I realised what I had done. It was unfortunate; I had taken the drugs before I went to pick her because I wanted to enjoy the sex.
“I feel guilty about what happened; she was a nice person to me, but I don’t know what came over the two of us. I did not kill her for ritual purposes; I only admitted to killing her for ritual purposes because of the serious beating the residents subjected me to.”
Muazu said Mojuba would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.