A 23-year old man identified as Ikenna James has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and killing his 29- year-old neighbour, Oluwatoshin Adefisayo.
It was gathered that the deceased who is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University was murdered by the suspect at their residence at Ogijo area of the state.
The development is confirmed in a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
He said the suspect who lives in the same compound with the deceased, connived with his friend who is now at large and they broke into the apartment of the deceased in the night through the ceiling while she was fast asleep, raped her before they strangled her.
He said other neighbours including the parents of the suspect woke up in the morning only to discover that the apartment of the deceased had been broken into.
Oyeyemi added that the neighbours immediately invited the local vigilante to the scene, and while at the scene, Ikenna was seen coming down from the ceiling where he has been hiding after the dastardly act.
He said he was quickly held down while a distress call was made to the police at Ogijo divisional headquarters. The Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
“On interrogation, Ikenna James whose partner in crime has ran away confessed to the commission of the crime, he also informed the police that they decided to kill the victim after raping her because they discovered that she recognized them.
“Ikenna parents who described his arrest has good radiance to bad rubbish said they are already given up on him as he is the black sheep of the family. They also appealed to authority concerned to ensure that appropriate punishment is awarded to him.”