Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old househelp, Cephas Iliya, for allegedly killing his former employer, Martins Omeri, who is a Deputy Chief Auditor in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Abuja.
The Command Spokesperson, ASP Ranmhan Nansel, in a statement on Thursday, said the incident happened at the deceased’s residence on Navy Estate, Karshi, in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa.
Nansel explained that Iliya, a former house help of the deceased, was intercepted on Tuesday night by police personnel attached to Karshi Division and properties of the late auditor were found in his posession.
“On 24/11/2020, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division acted on credible intelligence and arrested the suspect at Arab area, FCT Abuja.
“A coordinated and diligent search was conducted in his apartment where the following items belonging to the deceased were recovered as an exhibit: One Infinix phone, Laptop, Clothing, pair of shoe, Clipper, Beddings and few other properties,” the statement read.
The suspect, who hails from Kaduna state confessed that he sneaked into the house of the deceased in the dead of the night on November 17, 2020, while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood.
The police spokesman said Omeri’s remains were discovered on November 19, 2020.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe directed that the case be transferred to the State criminal and investigation department, Lafia for an exhaustive investigation after which the suspect will be arraigned in the Court of law.
The Commissioner also urged members of the public to thoroughly screen and get to know the family of those they intend to employ as house help before doing so.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 47-year-old security man, Adamu Ibrahim, was arrested for allegedly conspiring with two other men to kill and steal the sum of N3 million from his employer in Ogun State.