The Ogun State Police Command said two suspects, Adeyemi Adebayo and Huession Michael, who were arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 100-level student of the POGIL College of Health Technology, Oke-Eri, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Mercy Ese, would be arraigned in court soonest.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed this to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday.
In a statement signed by the PPRO, Mercy was said to have been allegedly killed by Adebayo following an argument that ensued between the duo over a Tecno phone.
Our correspondent gathered that Adebayo had alleged that Mercy stole his Tecno phone which he had gone to collect from her on the said date.
Adebayo was said to have told the police further that, upon getting to Mercy’s place to demand his phone, an argument ensued between the duo and that Mercy allegedly hit him with a stone. In retaliation, Adebayo was said to have hit the victim on the head.
Odutola said, “At about 1300hrs, DPO Atan-Ijebu reported that he received credible information that one Adeyemi Adebayo ‘m’ 30yrs, a student of POGIL College of health technology Oke-Erin claimed that one Mercy Ese ‘F’, age 20yrs, a 100 level student at Health information management school Ijebu-Ode was his Ex lover and that the said Mercy Ese stole his Tecno phone Camon 20, and when he wanted to collect his phone from her, a fight ensued between them and Mercy used a stone to hit him on his forehead and in return, he used a plank of wood to hit her on her forehead too.
She said that upon investigation, the police found that Adebayo allegedly connived with a friend, Huession Michael, to kill Mercy and thereafter, threw her body into a bush within the area.
Police detectives, upon retrieving the body of Mercy, took her to Ijebu-Ode General Hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
She disclosed further that the investigation had been concluded and the suspects would be arraigned in court soonest.
“Investigation however revealed that one Huession Micheal aged 29yrs, a 300level environmental health student of the above-mentioned school conspired with the said Adeyemi Adebayo and murdered the victim, thereafter throwing her lifeless body into a bush at Eri Oke via Ijebu-Ode.
“Detectives visited the scene, and the corpse was recovered and taken to Ijebu-Ode General Hospital where she was confirmed dead. The corpse was deposited at the same hospital morgue. The investigation is concluded and the case is ready for prosecution,” Odutola stated.
PUNCH Metro reported on December 26 that a man identified as Monday Ogbole had allegedly killed a neighbour, Murtala Jimoh, during a fight in the Itele Awori area of Ogun State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the duo, who were said to have been neighbours, engaged in a violent duel, and efforts by other neighbours to separate the two yielded no result.
While noticing that the deceased victim had the upper hand, the suspect was said to have run into his compound, and the people who were trying to separate them thought they had seen the end of the duel.
However, our correspondent gathered from the source that the people were shocked and scrambled for safety when they saw the suspect with a heavy stick.
Before the victim could realise what was happening, the suspect was said to have smashed the stick on the victim’s head, after which he reportedly fell on his back with blood gushing out from that part of his head.