Ogun Police Command disclosed the arrest of a 47-year-old man, Kazeem Adebayo for allegedly killing his 30-year-old lover, Abosede Adesanya over N530,000 and subsequently buried her in a shallow grave.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ijebu-Igbo police station by the deceased’s mother, Amoke Onasanya.
According to the complainant, her daughter received a telephone call from the suspect informing her that he had got a plot of land for her to buy as a result of which the deceased was given N530,000 to purchase the land.
Onasanya told the police that few hours after her daughter left home, her cell phone was switched off.
The Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday said following the arrest and interrogation, the suspect led the police to a shallow grave in his house where he allegedly buried the deceased.
“He confessed further that he used a club to hit her on the head which led to the deceased death and subsequently buried her in his house, in order to cover any trace of the woman’s death to him. He also confessed that he has used N30,000 out of the money he took from the deceased to settle an outstanding debt while the remaining N500,000 is been kept with one his friends,” the statement said.
Oyeyemi added that the Corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the General Hospital morgue for post mortem.