The Ogun State police command has arrested a 31-year-old man, identified as Rexlawson Jonson, for killing his girlfriend, Patricia John in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the State

Jonson, an indigene of Ebonyi State, was said to have murdered his 26-year-old lover in a hotel in Ibafo.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Monday, November 2.

Oyeyemi stated that the arrest was carried out following report by the manager of the hotel, Adebayo Aladesuyi who reported that while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel room, 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.

“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibafo division, Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Shagamu for post-mortem examination,” he said.

The PPRO said 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, upon this, the Divisional Police Officer and his men commenced technical and intelligence-based investigation which led to unravelling the identity of the suspect, he was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives.”

According to the PPRO, the suspect confessed

checking into the hotel with the deceased, adding that they had a misunderstanding which led to physical assault.

The suspect said the woman collapsed and died after the assault, he added.

The State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has 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 also appealed to hoteliers in the State to always have proper documentation of their customers to assist the police in a similar situation.


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