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Man 31, In police net for allegedly killing his girlfriend in hotel room

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By Lola Badejo


The Ogun state command of Nigerian Police have arrested a  31year old man Rexlawson Johnson an indigene of Ebonyi State for allegedly killing his girlfriend one Patricia John 26 years.

The arrest of the suspect in a release signed by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command spokesperson 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 in one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.


"On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibafo division Csp Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital in Shagamu 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 unraveling the identity of the suspect. 

"He was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives.

Oyeyemi said that on interrogation, he confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding which led to physical assault between them. 

"In the process, he said the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost. 

"He subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.


The police spokesperson said the Commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo 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.

He 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.