Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Ejindo for allegedly killing his female lover and dumping her body by the side of the road.
The Sun reports that Ejindo, who claims to be a born again Christian of a pentecostal church in Ijesha, was arrested when a video of him and the deceased identified as Promise Abor, went viral on social media.
The police said that the deceased, a widow and also a member of the same church, had been dating the suspect after the demise of her husband four years ago.
Ejindo was accused of allegedly poisoning the deceased when they went out on that fateful day, after he had picked her up from her house at Igando.
However, in his confessional statement to the police, the suspect alleged that the deceased took ill and started coughing while they were on their way out of their hotel at Idimu area of Lagos. He said:
“As she was coughing, she started sounding a little faint. I asked if she needed water and she said yes. Luckily I had a bottle of water in my car and I handed it over to her. She drank a little but the traffic was heavy.
“I asked her if I should take her to the hospital. I was not hearing what she was saying clearly, so I turned back when I got to Isheri. Because of the traffic, I hit the street and parked my car. It was late. She struggled out of the car and sat down by the roadside.
“An elderly couple who met us by the side of the road thought that my car ran over her, but I quickly explained the situation that it was none of such thing. I explained my predicament to them. They helped me to take off her top and bra. I kept the bra in small nylon. She regained her strength and we drove off. As we were approaching Igando, she started coughing again. I pulled off the road. She came down again but I was hoping that she would soon regain her strength again. Some people who met us tried to offer help, but she slumped. I bolted because I was so afraid. I am sorry; I did not kill her,” he added.
A police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity said:
“He is telling a cock and bull story. There is more to the death than meets the eyes.
“The man claimed he is a born again Christian, the woman is a born again too. They put on an apron, deceiving people, yet they were committing adultery. If his conscience was clear, why should he dump the body without reporting to their church or the woman’s relatives? If not because of people who saw the two and took their photographs, the man would have escaped justice. We will soon get to the root of the matter,” the police source said.
Detectives attached to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, are currently interrogating the suspect to unravel why he dumped the body on the road.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has ordered a full investigation into the matter.