29th July, 2021
By Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta
An 18-year-old ex-convict, Jamiu Malomo has been arrested by the police in Ogun for stabbing a 28-year-old sex hawker, Azeezat Akande to death.
Jamiu, who just came back from a correctional home a month ago was arrested again for stabbing Azeezat, a sex worker to death for balance of sex service.
Ogun State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, revealed that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the chairman, Ilupeju community, Oke Aregba, Abeokuta that they woke up in the morning of Sunday, 18th of July, 2021 to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was stabbed to death in the area, with a knife soaked with blood beside her.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau and his detectives moved to the scene from where the corpse was moved to the state hospital, Ijaye mortuary.
“The DPO and his crack detectives there and then embarked on intelligence and forensic investigations to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder of the deceased.
“Their efforts paid off, when they received an information that the person who was seen last with the deceased has been sighted at about 11:45pm of Thursday, 22nd of July 2021, at 380 bar, Panseke area of Abeokuta, where he was trying to pick another run-girl. The detectives quickly moved in there and got him arrested,” he stated.
On interrogation, the suspect who was just released from prison custody last month, confessed killing the deceased.
According to him, he picked the deceased from Panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure.
After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded for the N10,000 which was their agreement, but that he refused to give her because he had only N8,000 with him.
He said this led to hot argument between them, and that he then gave his phone to the deceased to hold and wait for him by the road side to get some money.
While the deceased was waiting, the suspect came back with a knife unknown to the victim and stabbed her deeply on her neck resulting in her instant death.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP also warned criminals to stop testing the resolve of the command to bring any criminal to book no matter where they are because the command was ready to ensure that no criminal go unpunished.