Richard Ginika Izuora
A man who allegedly murdered and buried his girlfriend has been arrested by the Police.
The man identified as Segun Titilayo was arrested in Otolu town, Lekki LCDA of Lagos State, for allegedly killing and burying the corpse of his girlfriend, one Oritoke Manni, 26; a Bar attendant at K.C Hotel, Apakin Town, Lekki, who had already been declared missing by the Police.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said on October 13 at about 11 am, it was reported that the suspect, Segun Titilayo called the deceased asking her to come to visit him in his house.
That was the last time anyone saw Oritoke alive.
‘‘The Police recorded a case of a missing person for the deceased.
The Police Wireless message on the case was widely circulated to all police formations across the state for search; and necessary police action as a practice.”
However, on 7th November 2020, one Engineer Adegbago David, of Adron Homes and Properties, reported to the Police Station at Akodo Area, Lagos State.
He stated that while the company was excavating its site at Otolu Town, their Caterpillar exhumed a decomposing corpse.
The Police detectives swung into action and the corpse was identified by the staff of the hotel to be Oritoke’s.
Further, the corpse was evacuated to a public morgue for autopsy.
The Police placed a manhunt on the suspect and was arrested.
He is being detained at the SCID Panti and giving useful information to help the police in its investigation.”Adejobi said.
According to the spokesperson, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, condemned the crime as well as directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID; DCP Yetunde Longe to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter.
The Commissioner also cautioned the youths; especially ladies, against keeping unscrupulous and likewise destructive friends. He encouraged Lagosians to promote moral values and shun crimes and criminality.