Domestic staff kills employer, 89-year-old mother two days after he was employed

Police arrest domestic staff for allegedly killing employer, 89-year-old mother

Ifeoluwa Adediran

The police in Lagos on Thursday said a 22-year old domestic staff in Surulere has been arrested for allegedly killing his employer and her mother.

The suspect, identified as Joseph Ogbu, a native of Oju local government area of Benue State, allegedly committed the act in the early hours of Thursday, Bala Elkana, the Lagos State police spokesperson said this in a statement.

According to the statement, the Surulere Police Station received a distress call from the address of the deceased in the early hours of Thursday that an employee murdered his employer and her mother.

Mr. Ogbu was employed on Tuesday, June 18, and he allegedly killed his employer two days after his employment.

The employer who was murdered was identified as Oreoluwa John, 38, and her 89-year-old mother, Adejoke John.

The suspect stabbed Mrs John to death when they had an argument about cleaning the house, and the 89-year old mother died due to the shock.

According to the police, the suspect claimed that “his employer asked him to clean the house at about 9 p.m. of 19th June but an argument ensued between them, which prompted him to stab her with a knife.”

“The shock of her death made her aged mother to slum and died,” the statement added.

The police said after confessing to the crime, Mr Ogbu said he moved some valuable properties such as electronics, handsets, and household items into the employer’s Toyota Camry car and attempted to escape.

He was arrested by police officers who were on patrol at the Ogunlana area.

The police said they recovered the vehicle and other items that were stolen from the suspect.

Mr Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the crime scene was sealed off and the corpses taken to Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.

The State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, is still investigating the case and the suspect would be charged to court, the police said.

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How I killed, buried housewife four months after we met on Facebook – Suspect

How I killed, buried housewife four months after we met on Facebook – Suspect

Atanda Adebayo

A man who claimed to be a pastor has narrated how he killed a 25-year-old housewife for money rituals, four months after they met on Facebook.

The police accused Dotun Okunlade of strangling Bosede Oguntade in Igbo-ora, in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo State. He had invited her over from Ilorin in Kwara State.

The suspect narrated to journalists, while he was paraded on Thursday at the state police headquarters in Ibadan, how he met and killed the woman.

“I and the woman had been chatting on Facebook since January this year. I later invited her to Igbo-ora.

“Meanwhile, Mutiu, a friend had already told me about his challenges in life. He told me he was ready for money rituals. So, I decided to use the woman for money for him.

“When the woman later arrived from Ilorin, I went to pick her to Igbo-Ora from Iseyin. On her arrival at my house, on 31st of May, this year, I gave her sleeping drugs after she complained about pains in her body.

“She slept off and I cut off her head and arms. Her head was later burnt to ashes for money rituals.”

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the ‘pastor’, popularly known as ‘Arole Jesu’, lured Mrs Oguntade from Ilorin to Igbo-Ora with the promise of a solution to her economic and marital problems.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Olukolu, who led a team of police officers to the location where the victim was buried, said Mr Okunlade removed the head and arms of the victim before burying the remains.

Mr Olukolu told journalists after visiting the location on Thursday that the suspect injected the woman with an overdose of sleeping drugs and subsequently strangled her.

He said the suspect took the head and arms away for rituals before burying the remains in a shallow grave at Ogboja Area of Igbo-Ora.

“Further investigation revealed that parts of her body were allegedly crushed into powder for rituals to become powerful and rich.

“Two knives used to kill and cut her body parts, a white cloth bag containing substance inside a gourd where the alleged powdered parts were kept and a bottle of Stallion Schnapps were also recovered.”

The police chief advised members of the public against trusting strangers, especially those they met on social media and those who claim to possess supernatural power.

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School gardener arrested for beating WASSCE candidate to death

School gardener arrested for beating WASSCE candidate to death

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe

A school gardener, Femi Aderonmu, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly beating a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil of the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Rafiu Adagun, to death.

It was gathered that Rafiu was heading home after writing his West African Senior School Certificate Examination on Wednesday when he was accosted by the gardener along the Oke-Olu Road in the Iponri area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Aderonmu engaged the deceased in a fight, which led to the latter being unconscious. He was later rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

In a post on Instagram, Rafiu’s sister, identified simply as Adebusola, accused the school of covering up the incident.

She added that the family got to know of exactly what happened through some pupils, who were eyewitnesses.

She said, “RIP to my lovely brother, who was beaten to death by the school’s gardener, who is 26 years older than him at the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri.

“There was an attempt to cover up the incident by the school authority at first. They said he (Rafiu) suddenly slumped and died, but we made them understand that he was healthy and we said that we wouldn’t accept that excuse.

“We were only able to get the truth after asking some pupils, who were at the scene of the incident, and who confirmed to us that he was beaten to death by the gardener.”

However, in a statement on Sunday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest of Aderonmu, adding that he would soon be charged to court after investigation.

Elkana stated, “On April 16, 2019, around 2.40pm, the Iponri Police Station received a complaint from the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, that on April 15, 2019, around 4.40pm, one Femi Aderonmu, a gardener with the said school, engaged one Rafiu Adagun, an SSS3 pupil, in a fight along Oke-Olu Road, Iponri.

“In the process, the pupil fell down and became unconscious and was rushed to the Smith Medical Hospital, where he later died. Eyewitness accounts showed that the deceased was returning home with his friends after writing the WASSCE and the suspect blocked him on the way and pulled him down on the accusation that the deceased had insulted him earlier.

“Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, visited the crime scene and the corpse of the deceased was deposited in the mortuary for autopsy. The suspect has been arrested and will be charged to court for murder.

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How love affair earned housewife, pastor lover death sentence

How love affair earned housewife, pastor lover death sentence

By Usman A. Bello, Benin |

A secret love affair with a pastor became open after the husband of the woman was found burnt in a car and they are now sentenced to death by hanging for murder.

When Mrs. Eniobong Isonguyo got entangled in a spicy love affair with Pastor Udoka Ukachukwu, she didn’t envisage it would earn her and her pastor a death sentence.

She was married to Engr. Victor Gabriel Isonguyo, a senior staff of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Benin, but defiled her matrimonial vows and allegedly engaged in extra-marital affairs which led to the death of her husband.

It was gathered that the incident occurred in 2013, when Engr. Gabriel discovered that his wife was pregnant while he was away and wanted to know how it came about.

It was learnt that the accusation resulted to acrimony between him and his wife, who planned with the pastor lover to kill Engr. Gabriel who they perceived as obstacle to their love affair.

It was gather that the deceased and his wife, then, have been married for 18 years with three children.

Chief Judge of Edo State Hon. Justice Esohe Frances Ikponmwen
Before his death, Engr. Gabriel was said to be having issues with his wife over the paternity of their children after he suspected the wife of having an extra-marital affair with the said pastor.

It was learnt that the deceased reported the issue to his family as well as his in-law that he was not responsible for the pregnancy. The families were said to have resolved that a DNA test be conducted after the wife gives birth. But he was murdered by his wife and her pastor lover before she delivered the baby.

The woman who was said to be four months pregnant as at the time of the murder later gave birth in prison.

The wife, it was gathered, reportedly went to the deceased’s office after his death to report that he was missing and thereafter went to the bank where she allegedly withdrew N4million from their joint account.

It was further gathered the police while parading the suspects said the woman had reported the alleged missing of her husband to the police.

Ironically, the reported missing man, was however, found burnt in his private vehicle along Sapele road, Benin, a day after the wife lodged the complaint of the alleged missing of her husband.

The police said investigation however revealed that the said woman gave out the husband’s official car, a Volkswagen Passant to a pastor from whom the vehicle was recovered from.

The pastor was said to have replaced the original vehicle registration plate number with a fake one. It was gathered that before the investigation, the woman denied any involvement in the killing.

According to the police, Eniobong said: “When I did not see my husband I ran to the Pastor because we have known for a very long time. I took my husband’s new car to him to sow as a seed in the church so that my husband will be found. I told him to take it to the church but I didn’t know that he went to change the plate number. I ask him to pray harder because I loved my husband and I don’t want anything to happen to him.”

It was gathered during investigation the police accosted a lady in the compound where the car was packed and she reportedly told the police that the car was brought by a pastor who lives in the compound.

When the police approached the pastor, he was said to have explained that one of his daughters in the church sowed a seed with the car.

He was said to have led the police to the residence of the said “daughter” but surprisingly it turned out it was the deceased’s wife.

The police then said the suspect confessed to the crime during investigation.

After years of investigation and litigation, High Court in Benin on Thursday sentenced the woman and her pastor lover to death for the murder of Engr. Isonguyo.

During the trial, the prosecuting counsel told the court that the murder was carried out by the convicts so as to cover up the pregnancy accusation by the deceased.

He explained that: “The deceased’s wife told the pastor to wait on the route of her husband to work and ask him for a ride. The plan paid off as the man eventually stopped and gave the pastor a ride along Sapele road, Benin. During the journey, the said pastor brought out a sharp object and hit him on his neck before opening the petrol tank, sipped out fuel and burnt him beyond recognition.”

In her ruling Justice Geraldine Imadegbelo held that the prosecution was able to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced Eniobong and Pastor Ukachukwu to death by hanging.

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I killed my wife for saying she would remarry –Suspect

I killed my wife for saying she would remarry –Suspect

Enyioha Opara, Minna

A 30-year-old man, Danjuma Bisalla, has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Uwani, for saying that she would remarry if her husband died.

Uwani was said to have made the comment while Bisalla was sick.

The suspect, who is in police custody, told Northern City News in Minna, on Sunday, that he attacked his wife with a machete while she was sleeping, which resulted in her death.

The incident occurred on April 11, 2019, at Uddu village, in the Rijau Local Government Area of the state.

Bisalla told our correspondent that he killed his wife because of her comment.

He said, “I can’t imagine my own wife telling me that if I died, she would remarry. I lost my temper and inflicted injuries on her neck with a machete which led to her death.

“I don’t regret killing her since she wanted me dead. I killed her so that she would not remarry. She should not have said that to my hearing; there is power in the spoken words. Allah will send her to hell for that unguarded comment.”

The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect admitted to the crime.

Abubakar said Bisalla inflicted injuries on the neck of the victim and she died, adding that the suspect had been charged to court.

Boy, 13, beheads mum

Boy, 13, beheads mum

by Ikechukwu Odu, Nsukka

A 13 year old post primary school dropout, on Friday beheaded his mother at Isiagu Ibakwa in Igboeze South local council of Enugu state.

The boy whose name was given as Ifesinachi Ugwueze was said to have hacked his mother, Beatrice Ugwueze, a widow in yet to be disclosed issue.

The deceased was alone with her son in the house and grinding pepper for lunch with her local grinding stone when Ifesinachi descended on her with a cutlass and severed her head from the rest of her body.

The screaming and groan of the deceased alerted the neighbourhood who chased the suspect in his attempt to escape.

The incident set the community in a turmoil as an angry mob gathered to lynch the boy.

He was tied and forced to drink the pool of blood gushing out of his mother’s lifeless body.

He later died before the arrival of the officers of Nigeria Police Force.

Enugu command Police spokesman, Superindent Ebere Amaraizu said while confirming the incident said: “Tragedy had allegedly struck at about 1:30 pm at Isiagu Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State when a son identified as one Ifesinachi Ukwueze had allegedly murdered his mother identified as Beatrice Ukwueze with a cutlass over a yet to be established issue/issues. It was further gathered that the action of Ifesinachi Ukwueze allegedly angered irate mob who had descended heavily on him and left him lifeless before the arrival of the security operatives.

Meanwhile the dead body of the deceased son and the mother have been deposited in a nearby mortuary just as a full scale investigations have commenced into the incident.”

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Man kills wife, two sons in Edo over infidelity allegation

Man kills wife, two sons in Edo over infidelity allegation

A 35-year old man suspect, identified as Uwaila, on Sunday shot dead his wife and two sons in Edo State, accusing her of infidelity.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident happened at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, MR Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene of the incident, promised that the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation into the case.

The suspect was said to have shot through the door into the room where his wife and children ran into for safety and locked themselves in, following an argument.

The News Agency of Nigeria also reports that residents of the community wailed almost uncontrollably when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps came to evacuate the corpses.

Narrating what happened, the suspect who was in police custody, said his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.

The suspect said he shot through the door, adding that in the process, the bullet hit them on the bed.


Bitter revenge! Woman kills boyfriend’s son after losing womb to abortion

I killed my boyfriend’s son after losing my womb to abortions, 20-year-old lady tells court

A 20-year-old woman has told the court why she killed her ex-boyfriend’s two-year-old son.

Appearing before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State on Friday, Chinenye Ndubuife, 20, was quoted by prosecution, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, as having confessed that she killed her ex-lover’s son in revenge because she had lost her womb following several abortions from pregnancies resulting from her amorous affair with the father of the deceased.

Her ex-boyfriend had the baby with another woman.

Earlier, Sgt. Omisakin had told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 12, 2018, at No. 70, Lawani St., Olodi-Apapa.

Omisakin alleged that the accused hit the two-year-old boy’s head on the wall before smashing it with a stone and thereafter, dumped the body in a pit toilet when she realised that the child was dead.

“The accused claimed her act was that of vengeance because she had lost her womb following several abortions from pregnancies resulting from her amorous affair with the father of the deceased,” Omisakin said.

The court subsequently remanded Chinenye in prison.

“The accused is to remain behind bars for the next 26 days pending the outcome of legal advice from the office of the State Director of Public Prosecutions,’’ Chief Magistrate Mrs. A.O. Komolafe ordered.

Komolafe said the accused should be kept in custody at the Kirirkiri Prison and subsequently adjourned the matter until January 30.

The offence, the News Agency of Nigeria reports, violated Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, which stipulates death sentence for offenders.


Father Allegedly Kills Two Sons With Poison

Father Allegedly Kills Two Sons With Poison In Bayelsa

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Police personnel and journalists at the station where the suspect is being held

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old man for allegedly poisoning three of his sons, leading two the deaths of two of them.

Sunday Otasi is said to have tricked his teenage sons into following him into the bush and forcing them to ingest a strong insecticide.

His third child was able to crawl out of the bush after which he was spotted and rushed to the hospital.

It was when he regained consciousness on Tuesday, the day after he was taken to the hospital, that he narrated a shocking tale.

One of Mr Otasi’s three sons survived and narrated his ordeal at the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment

His doctor said he informed the medical staff that his father had informed them that they were going to the church.

Along the line, he told the bus to stop. They went into a bush and when they got there, with (the aid of) one other man, he tied them and forced them to drink sniper (a locally made insecticide).

His father, however, countered the narrative.

“I did not poison them,” he said, suggesting that somebody else might have.

“Maybe (it happened) on the way going back with Levi. If Levi has done such a thing to my children, I will not argue.”

The grandmother of the deceased said she has single-handedly taken care of the children from infancy up until last Saturday when they left the village with their father.

She said their deaths would hurt her till her death.

Love gone sour: Man sets woman, three children ablaze

Man sets woman, three children ablaze

By Odita Sunday

Middle-aged man, Shola Adewumi, has been arrested for allegedly setting his estranged lover and her three children on fire

A middle-aged man, Shola Adewumi, has been arrested for allegedly setting his estranged lover and her three children on fire at the Abule Egba area of Lagos State.
Police said the suspect was allegedly traced to his hideout through one of his phones, which was found at the scene of the crime.

The victims, Bose Enitan, (mother), Nifemi, aged five, Ayo, aged nine, and Esther, aged 17, sustained serious wounds as a result of the fire.

Unfortunately, Nifemi died in the fire while the three other victims sustained second degree burns.

It was learnt that the victims were sleeping when the suspect set the shanti house located along Power Line, Alagbado on fire. A neighbour, Anthony Ijase, said the incident occurred at about 2:00a.m.

According to him, Bose, a petty trader, had retired indoors along with her children at about 10:30p.m. on Tuesday.

“We were woken up by the cries of fire from some guards on duty. When I came out fire had engulfed the entire house, which was built with wood and corrugated iron sheets. It was easy for us to break into the one room apartment,” he said.

Another neighbour, James Afolabi, alleged that they discovered that it was the woman’s lover who actually set the house on fire.

He alleged that the suspect had vowed to set the lady and her children on fire over a minor quarrel.

“The suspect attempted to run away but was apprehend by some neighbours who handed him over to the police,” he said.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who went on an on-the-spot assessment of the place, said the suspect is being detained at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti for further investigation.

“Fortunately, the DPO and his team that came did a painstaking search and they were able to recover a phone, which was traced to its owner, Shola Adewunmi who previously had serious altercation with the woman.”

Source: The Guardian