Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 31-year-old man identified as Rexlawson Johnson over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend, 26-year-old Patricia John, at Molayo Hotel in Ibafo.
The police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed in a statement on Monday that the suspect was arrested on Friday, October 30, following a report by the hotel manager, Adebayo Aladesuyi.
According to him, the hotel manager said “while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel rooms, 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.”
On the strength of the report, the DPO of Ibafo Division, CSP Jide Joshua, led his detectives to the scene and moved the body to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu for post-mortem.
According to Oyeyemi, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after killing her.
Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence based investigation, which led to unraveling of the identity of the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended by detectives.
“On interrogation, he confessed to 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 body in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state CIID for investigation and prosecution.
Ajogun also urged all hoteliers in the state to always keep proper documentation of their customers to assist the police in situations like this.
KanyiDaily had also reported how an unidentified man strangled to death a young woman identified as Maureen after having sex with her in a hotel located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.