A 27-year-old man, Adenuga Eniola has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a co-worker, identified as Faith Jude to death at Lafenwa, in the Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama paraded the suspect alongside other 18 suspects for various crimes such as rape, robbery and cultism, among others at the Police State headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Makama was represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Edward Ajogun, said the suspect, a mobile money agent, was arrested for his involvement in the murder after he went to report the incident at Lafenwa Police Station.
He said the suspect reportedly committed the crime on September 16 and reported last Thursday at the Police Station.
The Commissioner of Police said the suspect told his men at the station that he discovered the lifeless body of his co-worker, covered with canopy at the front of their shop.
According to Makama, the suspect took advantage of the downpour on a fateful day to perpetuate his heinous act by allegedly gagging the mouth of the deceased with a piece of cloth to stop her from screaming while he was raping her.
The Police boss further explained that Eniola kept the body of the deceased in his shop for three days after the incident but was forced to report following the odour oozing from the place he kept the body.
He added that the suspect however reportedly confessed to the crime after he was grilled over the death of his colleague.
He said, “On close examination, it was discovered that there were marks of violence on the body of the deceased which raised the suspicion that she was murdered.
“Based on the discovery, the complainant, Adenuga Eniola was professionally interrogated and it was discovered that he was the person that actually killed the victim.
“He confessed to the crime and stated that the deceased, a co-worker came to the shop to collect money for their boss.
“He took advantage of the downpour then and grabbed the deceased, gagged her mouth with a piece of cloth while he raped her.
“Having had his way with the girl, he discovered that she had given up the ghost due to suffocation. He is under arrest with the incident, while the case is undergoing investigation at the Homicide Section of the command’s Criminal Investigation Department.”
However, the suspect who claimed to have regretted his action begged the government to tamper justice with mercy.
He said, “I regret my action because I did not know what came over me. I am not a womaniser, I don’t know why I involved myself in this.”