The police in Jos has arrested a construction worker and graduate of Geology and Minning from the University of Jos, Oyefemi, for allegedly killing woman identified as Patience.
The 33-year-old, a resident of Millionaires Quarters, Jos was reported to have picked the 24-year-old at the
West of Mines area of Jos, around midnight on Friday, May 31.
According to NAN, the duo had agreed on a fee of N3,000 for the night.
Oyefemi, however, allegedly killed the woman and tried to dump her body when he was apprehended by a vigilance group keeping watch over the quarters.
The father of the deceased, who stays in Tudun Wada while speaking with NAN revealed that he received a distress call from his daughter’s phone from someone who told him to go to the Nasarawa Gwom Police station.
“I was at home in the morning of Saturday, June 1, when I received a call from my daughter’s phone but heard a man’s voice at the other end asking me to proceed to the Nasarawa Gwom Police station.”
“I thought she was involved in a fight or some kind of trouble with someone and got arrested, but when I arrived at the station, the Policemen told me that my daughter was killed and her body dumped somewhere. They asked me to follow them to the hospital to identify her body.”
“At the Jos University Teaching Hospital Mortuary, I discovered that the body was actually my daughter’s, even though she had already changed in appearance. She had stab wounds all over her body and her tongue was sticking out.”
“I want the authorities to investigate this matter to its logical conclusion and find out why my daughter was killed. This is too painful for all of us to bear. She was killed in cold blood, all I want is justice,” he said.
The lawyer of the deceased family, Ralph Monye, also stated that the body showed that she was stabbed on her two breasts, heart area, neck, and other parts, and had marks on her neck which suggests she was also strangled.
Monye said that the police informed the family that after Oyefemi committed the crime, he proceeded to call his security man, one Nasir, to help him dispose of the body, but that the two men were apprehended by vigilance group members.
“While inspecting her body at the mortuary, we found that she was killed in a very brutal manner. She was stabbed on both breasts with the attacker aiming directly at both nipples with precision, then directly at her heart, then the neck region and other parts, before strangling her.”
“The police told us that Oyefemi and his security man went to dump her body in a nearby bush but were apprehended by a vigilance group who promptly called the police.”
“The police also informed us that after he killed her, he cleaned everywhere in his room and dressed his bed so perfectly that no one could even imagine that such gruesome murder happened in the same room.”
Monye stated that when the suspect was led to his house by the police, they discovered a neatly cleaned room.
he added that it took hours before the deceased’s phone was retrieved and her bag as he refused to hand them over.
Oyefemi while speaking with NAN at the State Criminal Investigation Department, state that he was being held for alleged murder and was transferred from the Nasarawa Gwom police station on Monday, June 3, to the state CID.
Oyefemi added that he was arrested alongside his security guard, Nasir, but declined to comment further.
Mr Tyopev Terna, the spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, confirmed the incident.
“The case of culpable homicide involving one Patience was yesterday, June 3, transferred from Nasarawa Gwom police station to the state CID for discreet investigation. That is all I can tell you now,” he said.