Obeta John, 27, a suspected yahoo/sakawa boy, has been detained by police officers in Ogun State for reportedly killing his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari, in the state’s Eredu Ishara neighbourhood.
The suspect was taken into custody on November 29 after Ode-Remo divisional headquarters received a distress call. He was accused of locking the dead, a Gateway Polytechnic Saapade HND1 Mass Communication student, inside his room where he beat her to death.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokeswoman, said in a statement on November 30 that when officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying in a pool of her own blood.
She was quickly taken to State Hospital Ishara, but the attending physician declared her dead. The suspect, an Enugu State native, was swiftly taken into custody.
“On interrogation, the suspect, Obeta John, informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him.
He stated further that it was the argument over the said money that led to scuffle between them which eventually led to the death of the girl,” the spokesperson said.