A 31 year old man Rexlawson Johnson has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command over alleged murder of his girlfriend said to have being strangulated inside Molayo Hotel located in Obafemi- Owode Local Government of the state.
Penpushing reports that, Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known on Monday, in a statement, explaining that the arrest of the suspect who is an indigene of Ebonyi State was made possible following a report by Adebayo Aladesuyi who is the hotel manager.
The police spokesman said Aladesuyi reported that while the hotels authorities were carrying out routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.
‘A 31yr old man Rexlawson Jonson an indigene of Ebonyi State had been arrested by men of Ogun State police command on the 30th of October 2020 over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend one Patricia John 26yrs’, Oyeyemi said in a statement.
‘The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of “Molayo Hotel” Ibafo who reported that while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated’.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said on the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ibafo Division, Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital in Sagamu for post mortem examination.
‘Preliminary investigation later revealed that the 26 year old 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 unraveling the identity of the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives’.
The statement added that, on interrogation, the suspect confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding which led to physical assault between them, stating that in the process, the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost, and subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution, and also appealed to hoteliers in the State to always have proper documentation of their customers in order to assist the police in a situation like this.