A suspected Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari.
His arrest followed a distress call received by the police at Ode-Remo divisional headquarters that Obeta locked his girlfriend up and was beating her at No 3, Mojubade compound, Eredu Ishara area of the state.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the girlfriend, an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic in Ogun, had her head bashed against the wall.
The statement read in part, ”Upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, quickly led his men to the scene where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door opened.
“The victim was quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara, but was pronounced dead by doctor on duty. “According to him, he said the suspect who hails from Enugu State was immediately taken into police custody.
”On interrogation, the suspect, Obeta John, informed the police that he is an internet fraudster, and that certain amount of money from one of his client was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him.
“He stated further that it was the argument over the said money that led to the scuffle between them which eventually led to the death of the girl.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.