Ogun police arrest man, 31, for killing girlfriend in hotel
Police in Ogun have arrested a 31-year-old man, Rexlawson Johnson, from Ebonyi State, over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend, one Patricia John, 26.
The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi, who is manager of “MOLAYO HOTEL” Ibafo, who reported that while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel rooms, they discovered the corpse of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck, suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on the strength of the report, the DPO Ibafo Division, CSP Jide Joshua, led detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse, which they conveyed to the 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 after killing the woman. Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence based investigation, which led to the unravelling of the identity of the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives.On interrogation, he confessed to checking into the hotel with the deceased, adding 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.Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the 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 in order to assist the police in situations like this.