The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, Joshua Oyebode, for allegedly strangling his 22-year-old lover, Bukola Ajala, in the Ogbomoso area of the state, Punch Newspaper reports.
The state police spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, who paraded the suspect at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, on Tuesday, said preliminary investigation revealed that he lured the victim to where he strangled her.
He said, “On November 20, 2022, around 12 noon, we got a report at the Owode-Ogbomoso Divisional Police Headquarters from one Ajala Emmanuel, that he received a call from his daughter’s guardian intimating him about her demise.”
“Preliminary investigation reveals that on November 19, around 10am, the suspect lured the deceased to a remote location where he strangled her to death for the fear that she might reveal details of their administered oath and sexual escapades, which had been going on for a while after stumbling on her packing her belongings.”
Osifeso noted that the suspect had since voluntarily confessed to the crime and would be prosecuted.
While also parading a 29-year-old Olorunkoya Kolawole for alleged conspiracy and kidnapping, the PPRO said the anti-kidnapping squad of the command swung into action after receiving a report that one Jesuferanmi was kidnapped.
The police image maker said information provided by the suspect led to the rescue of the victim unhurt in Osogbo, Osun State.
The PPRO assured that updates would be provided accordingly.