Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 31-year-old indigene of Ebonyi State, Rexlawson Johnson, over the alleged murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Patricia John.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed in a statement on Monday that Johnson sneaked out of the hotel in Ibafo, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, after he allegedly killed his girlfriend.
The arrest of the suspect followed a report by the manager of the hotel, Adebayo Aladesuyi.
The PPRO said the manager told the police that the body of an occupant of one of the rooms was discovered while the worker assigned to room was carrying out routine checks.
Oyeyemi stated, “The victim had bruises on her neck, suggesting that the deceased might have been strangled.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO, Ibafo Division CSP Jide Joshua, led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse 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 of the hotel 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.”
Mr Oyeyemi stated that there would be immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution as ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.