18-year-old ex jailbird arrested for stabbing sex worker to death

Police operatives in Ogun State have nabbed an 18-year-old boy, Jamiu Malomo, for allegedly killing a 28-year-old sex worker, Azeezat Akande.

DAILY POST learnt that the arrest of the suspect followed a report lodged at Adatan police station in Abeokuta by the chairman of Ilupeju community, Oke Aregba.

He said they woke up on Sunday, July 18, to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was stabbed to death on a rock in the area, with a knife soaked with blood beside her.

Upon the report, the DPO of Adatan division, SP Abiodun Salau and his detectives were said to have moved to the scene from where the corpse was moved to State Hospital, Ijaye mortuary.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told DAILY POST on Wednesday that the DPO and his crack detectives thereafter embarked on intelligence and forensic investigations to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder of the deceased.

“Their efforts paid off when they received information that the person who was seen last with the deceased has been sighted at about 11:45 pm of Thursday 22nd of July 2021, at 3AD bar Panseke area of Abeokuta, where he was trying to pick another ‘runsgirl’. The detectives quickly moved in there and got him arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect who was just released from prison custody last month confessed to killing the deceased,” Oyeyemi stated.

“According to him, he picked the deceased from panseke and took her home for sexual pleasure. After having carnal knowledge of the victim, the victim demanded for the #10,000 which was their agreement, he refused to give her because he had only eight thousand naira with him. This led to a hot argument between them, he then gave his phone to the deceased to hold and wait for him on the road to bring the money for her.

“While the deceased was waiting, the suspect came back with a knife unknown to the victim and he stabbed her deeply on her neck resulting in the instant death of the deceased,” the PPRO confirmed.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered that the suspect be immediately transferred to the homicide section of the state CIID for discreet investigation.

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